Howard named as new CCPS chief academic officer, assistant superintenden

Published 10:14 am Thursday, July 21, 2022

Clark County Public School’s announced its new chief academic officer/assistant superintendent late last week.

“We want to welcome Mr. Dustin Howard as interim Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer!” the district announced in a social media release last Thursday.

According to the release, Howard has a 20-year tenure in Clark County. He previously worked at George Rogers Clark High School, the Phoenix Academy, and was recently the principal of Robert D. Campbell Junior High School.

“I am glad to be back and serving my home community,” said Howard in the release.

Howard briefly left Clark County earlier this year to take the principal position at Montgomery County High School.

The new district chief deputy earned his bachelors degree from Centre College, his principal certification from Eastern Kentucky University, and his superintendent certification at Asbury University.

Outside of education, Howard also brings an active background in civic organizations back to the district.

“As a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute graduate, he was invited to serve on the Kentucky Association of School Administrators’ state planning committee for the past two years. He is also a board member for KASA’s 3H Conference. His accolades and accomplishments throughout his career will resonate with the leadership he brings back to Clark County,” the release reads.

Howard has been married to his wife, Rachael, for 21 years. They have two children: Jones, a sophomore, and Bailey, a freshman, at GRC., according to the release. The Howard family currently resides in Clark County.