Park City superintendent announces she will not seek contract renewal

Ember Conley, superintendent of Park City School District, speaks to students and teachers at the National Blue Ribbon Ceremony for Jeremy Ranch on Oct. 2.
Carolyn Webber / Park Record

Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley announced on Dec. 6 that she will not seek a renewal of her contract when it expires next year. According to a press release, she will continue in her role until June 30, 2018, after which she will remain available until Jan. 31, 2019, to help the new superintendent transition into the role.

Conley did not disclose a specific reason for her resignation.

“My goal upon being (hired) was to complete my career and retire from Park City School District. As each of us has to weigh and balance our lives with our family and work, I have made the decision to finish this current contract as superintendent,” she said in a letter sent to district staff today.

In a letter sent to Park City Board of Education members, Conley said that she will continue to support the board’s efforts as they move forward with planning facilities and placing a bond initiative on the ballot in the near future.

“My singular focus has been to provide choices and opportunity where students are excited to learn,” she said in her letter to Board members. “I will remain fully committed to this vision we created. As the head administrator I stand with my team in recognizing the tremendous accomplishments we have been able to achieve at PCSD for our students.”

Conley has served as superintendent since 2013. She previously served as a school and district administrator for nine years in Colorado and Arizona.


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