We write to offer our sincere thanks to Dan Snowberger for his nine years of service to Durango School District 9-R and to all of us within the district – parents, staff and taxpayers. Just look at the data and there is no doubt that the district and our kids have made significant progress during his tenure.
It is a tough job. The average tenure for superintendents in Colorado is only a few years. So often the teachers’ unions, local media and disgruntled taxpayers and parents target the superintendent for everything they find wrong with public education – the latest being COVID-19.
While acknowledging the current hardships, we believe the community should stop to celebrate what a fantastic run we have had in our public education system with Dan at the helm. We wish him well, wherever another community will be blessed with his service. Thanks, Dan!
Ann Stringfellow and Michael HudsonDurango