Story Credit: Rachel Estabrook, Colorado Public Radio
Superintendent Tom Boasberg got to live out a dream this year. The Denver Public Schools superintendent took an unpaid sabbatical to live in Argentina for six months with his family. He says he and his wife promised themselves 20 years ago that they would take such a break with their kids, and they finally did.
“We very much wanted to go to a Spanish-speaking country,” said Boasberg. “Personally we have over 30,000 kids in the Denver Public Schools who speak Spanish as their first language, and I very much wanted to learn Spanish to be able to speak with them directly, and more importantly their parents.”