DCPS board names Broughton next superintendent

April 9, 2024 | 4:14 pm

Updated April 9, 2024 | 5:11 pm

Charles Broughton has been named the next superintendent for Daviess County Public Schools.

Broughton will assume the position on July 1. He’ll replace Matt Robbins, who previously announced his retirement.

“I am honored and so grateful to be selected as the next Superintendent of Daviess County Public Schools. I would like to thank the board members for having confidence and trust in me to lead this district. DCPS is filled with exceptional leaders, teachers, and staff; these individuals make our district a great place to learn and work. DCPS has meant so much to me professionally and personally. I have been fortunate to serve in many roles within our district, including teacher, coach, principal, and district leader. I am confident that each of those positions prepared me for this opportunity. I am excited to serve the best district in the state,” said Broughton.

Watch the meeting’s live stream here.

Broughton has been the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services at DCPS since 2021. In this position, he has served on the Superintendent’s Senior Leadership Team and led the Student Services Leadership Team. He has also coordinated the district’s compliance with school enrollment and attendance laws and served as custodian of all student data and records.

As the next Superintendent, Broughton said his goal is to move the district forward, emphasizing communication, customer service, and exceptional education.

“The common goal of the district will be focused on preparing students for successful futures. It will take unity and teamwork, all of us working together for kids. My commitment to DCPS students, staff, and community is to lead with passion, determination, logic, and integrity. I am honored and ready to serve
as the next DCPS Superintendent,” Broughton said.

Broughton worked with principals, teachers, and parents/guardians regarding attendance or social/behavioral concerns. This work included identifying potential truancy and dropout issues and implementing steps and programs to prevent and mitigate those issues. Broughton also provided direction and oversight over the DCPS Physical and Mental Health Programs. Previously, Broughton has served as the District Safety Coordinator and District Athletic Director and directed and oversaw the district Transportation Department.

Prior to being Director of Student Services, he served the DCPS district as Director of Secondary Schools, a position he has held since 2016. Before that, he was principal at Apollo High School (2010-16). He began his education career as a teacher at Daviess County High School in 1997 and served as assistant principal at Hancock County High School before returning to DCPS in 2010.

Broughton received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1996, a Master of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis on Educational Administration in 2002, and Rank I Certification in 2008, all from Western Kentucky University. He earned Superintendent Certification through the University of the Cumberlands in 2021. Other certifications include areas of Instructional Leadership, Secondary Education, and Director of Pupil Personnel.

“The board received several outstanding applicants from the screening committee, and we commend them on their dedication to this process, but Mr. Broughton’s steadfast commitment to ensuring excellence and profound dedication to putting Kids First set him apart,” said Board Chairman James Morgan. “The Board believes in his ability to continue fostering a culture of continuous improvement and lead effectively with all faculty and staff to cultivate an environment where every student thrives.”

April 9, 2024 | 4:14 pm

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