A Note from Interim Superintendent Blunck

Dear Weld RE-4 Families,

I appreciate the opportunity to serve and work alongside this community for the remainder of this school year. The Weld RE-4 reputation for educational excellence and outstanding staff is well known throughout the state, and I’ve already been impressed with those that I’ve met.

As I’m sure you’ve read, I’m a career educator with more than 30 years in Colorado public education. I started my career as a special education teacher and retired as the superintendent of the 27J School District in Brighton. During my time in Brighton, we faced many of the same challenges Weld RE-4 faces, including growth and capacity. It may seem daunting, but we can tackle this challenge together and continue the educational legacy long established in this community.

I look to honor and continue the good work that our staff and students are doing. A few commitments I look to uphold during my time with you:

  • Clarity — Clarity is a gift that will help us support one another, most importantly through regular and transparent communication.
  • Forward Thinking — While I may only be here a short time, I want to make sure that we are all thoughtful, intentional, and forward thinking with any decisions before us.
  • Transparency — It is important that we build upon our foundation of trust, and trust starts with transparency. Know that my door is always open for questions or concerns.
  • Relationships — Despite what may or may not be happening in our world, we need to stop, get to know each other, and show appreciation. Together we can accomplish great things.

I look forward to working with you to finish this school year on a strong note.

Best Regards,

Rod L. Blunck, Ed.D.

Interim Superintendent