Destry Brown is officially the next superintendent of schools for USD 250 in Pittsburg.



The USD 250 Board of Education ratified Brown's contract during its Monday evening meeting.

The board voted 6-0 to approve the contract. Board member Dave Sorrick was absent from the meeting. Board member Mike Joy also was absent, but voted “yes” via telephone.

Destry Brown is officially the next superintendent of schools for USD 250 in Pittsburg.

The USD 250 Board of Education ratified Brown's contract during its Monday evening meeting.
The board voted 6-0 to approve the contract. Board member Dave Sorrick was absent from the meeting. Board member Mike Joy also was absent, but voted “yes” via telephone.

Monday's vote made official Brown's transition from superintendent at USD 249 in Frontenac to his new post in Pittsburg, a job he will begin on July 1. Brown interviewed for the USD 250 job on Wednesday of last week and shortly after accepted a contract offer from the district.

Brown was one of two candidates who interviewed for the position last week. Jerry Burch, superintendent of USD 309 Nickerson-South Hutchinson, was the other finalist.

Board members said Brown impressed during the interview process, both for his experience in the field and his interpersonal skills.

"The entire interview process went really well and Destry really stood out among all of the candidates," BOE President Rich Ellis said.

Brown is in his third year as head of Frontenac schools. He said he sought the Pittsburg job as a way of furthering his career by leading a larger school district. Student count in Frontenac schools totals 865, while enrollment at USD 250 is approximately 2,640.

The USD 250 superintendent position has been held on an interim basis by Robin Dexter, who took over for Gary Price after he resigned on July 1, 2008. Dexter, after initially considering it, decided not to apply for the permanent role. At the end of her current contract, Dexter will return to her previous position as assistant superintendent. Interim Assistant Superintendent Cory Gibson also will return to his previous position as principal at Pittsburg Community Middle School.