The Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Dr. Jason Glass as its next superintendent on Tuesday.

Glass has been the superintendent in Eagle County since 2013. He also worked for the Eagle County district from 2007 to 2010.

"Dr. Glass has already begun to generate optimism and excitement in our schools. He is truly an inspirational leader and all of us are looking forward to working with him in the future,” Board of Education President Ron Mitchell wrote in a statement. “I hope our entire community will come together and work collectively with Dr. Glass to help Jeffco Schools realize our vision to become one of the best school districts in the country."

Former Jeffco superintendent Dan McMinimee stepped down in March.

The district has been plagued with recalls and bitter debates over pay and politics.

Glass will start work on July 1.