Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - In a surprising announcement, Superintendent of Laramie County School District One, Doctor Mark Stock, says he will be stepping down on August 15.
"It's tough. These jobs are tough these days and I feel like I just need to have more time than I've had in the past. I have a lot of hobbies and things that I've dropped since I've been here," Stock said.
Dr. Mark Stock decided to accept a position at the University of Wyoming as a professor of educational leadership. Stock worked at the university from 2007 to 2010 before becoming LCSD1 Superintendent.
"I really miss the teaching and there's a couple of other opportunities that come along with this that are new and the university is interested in partnering and creating some kind of a center for educational leadership," said Stock.
He's proud of the work they were able to accomplish in the school district during his four years as Superintendent.
"This district is doing some very exciting things. It's been probably the most challenging and rewarding work I've done yet," Stock said.
The decision was not an easy one for stock, but he believes it's the best thing for him.
"This is exciting work and I'm looking forward to teaching and contributing, getting back to the professorship," said Stock.
Four LCSD1 Board of Trustee seats are up for re-election in the fall.
The most likely scenario to replace Stock is an interim Superintendent for next school year as the new board begins a search for a permanent replacement come January, but no decisions have been made yet on the search.