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Academy District 20 announces finalist for new superintendent

Posted at 11:37 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 15:55:39-04

Kimberly Hough

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Academy District 20 Board of Education announced Dr. Kimberly Hough as its finalist for the district’s next superintendent. There’s a two-week waiting period to complete paperwork and then Dr. Kimberly Hough is being sworn in during the next board meeting on April 18th.

Hough has spent 24 years in education and served as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Talent Development in the Loudoun County School District in Ashburn, Virginia (near Washington, DC) for the past six and a half years.  When asked why she hoped to serve Academy District 20, Dr. Hough expressed,

“I believe it is an opportunity to contribute to making a difference in education for an entire community. I enjoy engaging in complex challenges, building relationships and seeking continuous improvement.” Dr. Hough further expressed, “Academy District 20 is of interest to me because I value student-centered decision making, equity, fiscal responsibility and high standards. I think this opportunity matches well with my experiences . . . Academy District 20 is a quality school district with many strengths and high expectations. I share the Academy District 20 community’s values of continuous improvement and a positive climate of mutual trust in which to learn and work.”

The former superintendent announced his retirement at the end of last year. Mark Hatchell served as superintendent for D20 for 12-years.