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January 4, 2019

To the citizens of the Castle Rock School District:

Below this message is a press release announcing my retirement from education effective June 30, 2019.  

My wife Joanne and I have been discussing this for many months because she made the decision to retire well before I was ready to think about it - she wanted to serve for five years in Washington and this is her fifth year. However, several key things and events have brought me to the same place: We aren't getting any younger but our grandchildren are definitely growing up way too fast; We have always wanted to travel both inside and outside of our great country; and we want to experience many of the most important things on our 'bucket list' while we are in good health.

This was a particularly difficult decision for me because of all of you and the great community we all love.  This community is a very special one with outstanding leadership and volunteerism.  

Castle Rock will always have a piece of my heart and I will always closely follow the progress of the District and Community.  It has been an honor to be a part of your team!

In the coming years, Joanne and I plan to split our time between Florida, Nashville (two daughters and seven grandchildren) and Portland/Castle Rock (three sons and one grandson on the way in March).  

However, there are six months left until June 30, 2019 and our CR team has a lot of good work to accomplish in that time.  I'm ready to finish strong with you!



Jim Mabbott, Superintendent 


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