Steamboat Springs For Mark MacHale, being a superintendent has always been in the back of his mind.
So when the opportunity presented itself in the right community and school district, MacHale jumped at the opportunity.
MacHale, who replaced John DeVincentis as Strawberry Park's principal, will leave the school district when his contract runs out at the end of the year to become the superintendent in Dolores.
"It's a small district that will allow me to use my skills as an instructional leader," MacHale said. "I'll be working with teachers and principals."
While MacHale's excited for the new opportunity, he called the move bittersweet.
"It's going to be tough," he said. "I have a lot of friends and I love the kids, the staff and my parents. Steamboat Springs is a great place. I have mixed feeling. I'm definitely going to miss the area and the people."
While MacHale hasn't signed a contract yet, he said both sides have agreed to the outlines of one. MacHale will finish out his contract in Steamboat before reporting to Dolores the first week of July.
Before working as Strawberry Park's principal, MacHale held the same title at a middle school and elementary school in the Garfield County RE-2 school district.