By Mark Ackerman

DENVER (CBS4) – Multiple sources tell CBS4 that Denver Public School Superintendent Tom Boasberg will be stepping down from his position. A formal announcement is expected later Tuesday afternoon.

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Tom Boasberg (credit: CBS)

Boasberg has led DPS and its 92,000 students since January 2009.  During Boasberg’s tenure, the district has posted record enrollment and increased its graduation rates. Boasberg joined DPS in 2007, as DPS Chief Operating Officer under Superintendent Michael Bennet. Before that, Boasberg worked for Level 3 Communications.

In 2016 Boasberg took a six-month sabbatical to South America. In his absence, Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova took over. It is unclear if a succession plan is in place or if a national search will be launched for Boasberg’s replacement.

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A lengthy statement from Boasberg is posted on the school district’s website.

It says, in part, “After much reflection, I have decided it is time for me to step down to fulfill my commitment to my family and pass the torch of leadership.”

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Mark Ackerman is a Special Projects Producer at CBS4. Follow him on Twitter @ackermanmark