Stults unanimous choice for new superintendent

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Scott Stults has been unanimously selected the new superintendent of schools for Sheridan County School District 2.

The decision came during Monday night’s meeting of district trustees, following a brief executive session.

A veteran of over 30 years in education, Stults has been with School District 2 for just over 20 years.

After five years in that position, Stults was director of elementary education before being named one of the district’s two assistant superintendents.

Stults said he’s deeply humbled by the opportunity to serve students, staff, families and the community as superintendent. He said he believes the education District 2 provides for Sheridan students and the quality of the district’s staff are second to none, and he added he’s “beyond excited” to continue that work into the future.

Over 30 individuals from around the nation applied for the superintendent’s position, which opened with the announcement of current Superintendent Craig Dougherty that he would be retiring as of June 30. Stults was one of three finalists who, last week, completed an interview process with five separate panels and participated in a community forum.

Sue Wilson, chair of the district’s board of trustees, said Stults proved to the board and the community that he’s the right fit as the next superintendent. She said he is truly a world-class educator, and the board is excited to have him.

Dougherty said he couldn’t be happier for Stults and the district, adding that Stults has strong relationships in place with the staff and community along with the expertise to lead the district to great success.

Stults will assume the duties of superintendent on July 1.

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