Tim Bishop has announced his resignation as principal of Steamboat Springs Middle School effective June 30.

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Tim Bishop has announced his resignation as principal of Steamboat Springs Middle School effective June 30.

Bishop resigns as Steamboat Springs Middle School principal

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— Tim Bishop has announced his resignation as principal of Steamboat Springs Middle School.

The Steamboat Springs School Board is expected to accept Bishop’s resignation at its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the district office, 325 Seventh St. Bishop’s resignation is effective with the end of his contract June 30.

Bishop, 44, said it was time for him to move in a new direction and said he expects to decide in the coming weeks on his next career step.

“I’ve been blessed to have several options to consider, with the success we’ve had in the last several years,” Bishop said. “I always want to stay fresh, sharp and challenged, and now feels like the right time to do something new.”

Bishop served as assistant principal of the middle school for two years before being named principal in 2001. Under his direction, the middle school has received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award from the Colorado Department of Education each of the past eight years. Most recently, the school was ranked seventh out of 491 middle schools in the state by the nonprofit organization Colorado School Grades.

“I’m really proud of our successes,” Bishop said. “We’ve got a really strong staff and a really strong group of parents and students. I’ll miss them.”

Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Brad Meeks said the school district would begin working next week to identify Bishop’s replacement.

Soroco principal to join Steamboat high school

Soroco secondary schools Principal Dennis Alt has resigned in order to accept a position as an assistant principal at Steamboat Springs High School for the 2013-14 school year. Meeks said the School Board will take up Alt’s hiring at its May meeting.

Alt came to Soroco in 2008 from Middle Park High School, where he was a science teacher. He will replace Meghan Hanson Peters, who is returning to the classroom after nearly two years as assistant principal.

South Routt School District Superintendent Scott Mader said he will act quickly to replace Alt and hopes to have a candidate to present to the South Routt School Board at its May meeting.

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