ALPINE, Calif. - Alpine Union School District Superintendent Tom Pellegrino announced Friday that he is leaving his post after four years.
Pellegrino stated in a press release that he is moving to Costa Rica where his children will attend a dual immersion school and that it was an honor to serve as the Alpine Union School District superintendent.
"We have done the work that few before us imagined would need to be done and few among any community would have had the courage to do," he said. "I have so much respect for the Alpine Board."
He said he now plans to spend more time with his family and begin teaching online.
School board president Eric Wray praised Pellegrino for his service.
"We will truly miss Superintendent Pellegrino and the District is better because of his service," he stated. "He accomplished all the main goals the Board set as priorities. We were hoping to have his leadership for another 4-8 years, but we wish he and his family well in their upcoming adventure."
Pellegrino's resignation comes after the Alpine teachers went on a 3-day strike in February.
The district did not state who would replace Pellegrino.