Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg is stepping down after 9 years on the job.
In a letter to the DPS community Boasberg says "After much reflection, I have decided it is time for me to step down to fulfill my commitment to my family and pass the torch of leadership." Boasberg will stay on for 90 days to give the Board of Education time to choose his successor.
Boasberg is known for being an innovator who managed to improve the performance of his inner-city district. Test scores began to rise under his leadership and Denver's graduation rate grew by 30 percent.
Boasberg may have hinted at who he thinks should be his successor. He calls deputy superintendent Susana Cordova talented as he assures the DPS community that he believes the transition to new leadership will be successful.