“These past eight years have been the best years of my educational career,” Rossi wrote in an email to Atascadero High families this week. “Our Greyhound family is one of the best families in the world, and the community, parents, staff, and students have made this an amazing place that will always hold a special spot in (my) heart.”
In his new role, Rossi will oversee curriculum instruction, data and assessment of students, special education, technology and nursing, he said.
“I hope that from the district level, I can continue to have a positive impact on classrooms and students while supporting staff to be the best they can be,” Rossi said in the email.
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School district administrators will start searching for a new Atascadero High principal. Kim Spinks, assistant superintendent of human resources, said staff is reviewing the job description and would post the position at EdJoin.org.
As principal, Rossi earns $110,095 a year. The salary range for the position, according to the district’s website, is $99,426 to $110,095.
Spinks said Rossi’s contract for his new position is still being worked out; it will go to the school board for approval.
Rossi came to Atascadero High School as assistant principal in August 2007. Before that, he worked as a superintendent and principal for the San Ardo Union School District in Monterey County.