Scott Campbell, the Widefield School District 3 Assistant Superintendent, has been named the sole candidate for superintendent by the Board of Education.
Campbell is expected to replace a retiring Joe Royer next summer. The district said in a news release that Royer has spent more than 30 years to education in Widefield, serving as the superintendent for the last four years.
"I'm very appreciative to have great people to help grow and promote in the district," board President Chis Velasquez said in a news release. "I can't imagine anybody else more prepared to take the district to the next level."
It is expected the board will approve Campbell's appointment during its August meeting, said Samantha Briggs, spokeswoman for the district. If approved, he will be the 13th superintendent in Widefield School District and it is anticipated that Campbell will be offered a multi-year contract, effective July 1, 2014.
Campbell is a native of Colorado Springs who attended the University of Southern Colorado before teaching at an area middle school and later becoming the principal of Mesa Ridge High School. Three years later he was appointed executive director of educational services and in 2012 he was appointed assistant superintendent.
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