Last night, the Campbell County School District Board of Trustees had a special meeting for a discussion on the position of Superintendent of Schools. Board Chair Linda Jennings said Associate Superintendent of Instruction, Dr. Boyd Brown, was selected to replace the retiring Richard Strayhorn.
“We felt very fortunate that we had someone within the district that we were able to promote to the position. Dr. Brown has been in the district for twenty-five years. He has been a coach; he has been a teacher; he has been an associate superintendent; he has been a high school principal.”
Brown’s first official day on the job will be July 1st. Strayhorn retires at the end of June.
“Dr. Strayhorn has just been fabulous. He has been here ten years. He has taken the district in a very positive direction. We are comparable to any of the best districts in the country. As I go around to national conferences and speak with other people on boards, I think we are very fortunate to have him. And he has been a great leader. I’m sad to see him go.”
After the meeting, Brown said being selected to replace Strayhorn as the Superintendent of Schools had him feeling honored and humbled.
“You know, we have so many good things going right now. We have great parent/community support and partnerships -- all of the different things we work together with other people on. We have great students. We have the best staff in Wyoming.”