PSD Names Two New Directors
PSD Names New Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Hires New Director of Transportation
Poudre School District is pleased to announce the following new staff members.
Chuck DeWayne, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department
Chuck DeWayne, currently serving as PSD’s director of assessment and accreditation, has been named director of curriculum, instruction and assessment.
In his new position, DeWayne’s primary job will be to integrate the important roles the department of curriculum and instruction have filled with the assessment and accreditation duties of his current department. As with other reorganization efforts taking place in PSD, this change continues to be cost neutral.
DeWayne brings 19 years of educational and administrative experience to his new position. He has worked at Colorado Northwestern Community College, taught special education in Denver Public Schools and Thompson R2-J School District, and was principal of Moore Core Knowledge Elementary School for four years prior to becoming PSD’s director of assessment and accreditation. DeWayne has served on numerous district committees and is a certified trainer of trainers by both the Colorado Department of Education and the Center for Performance Assessment.
DeWayne earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma; a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley; and his master’s degree in special education from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. DeWayne received his Colorado principal license from Colorado State University in 1998 and his professional administrator’s license from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2007.
“I’m excited about the possibilities of this position,” says DeWayne. “Combining the two departments makes sense in that it’s more in line with how other school districts are structured. We’ll be able to align our curriculum and assessment services to our schools in a more streamlined manner.”
DeWayne replaces Priscilla Huston, who will become director of student achievement in Durango School District this fall.
Scott French, Director of Transportation
Scott French has been named director of transportation.
French has been involved with the transportation industry since 1975 when he was manager of transportation/part owner of the Swift River Bus Company in Orange, Massachusetts. From 1987–1998, French served as the supervisor of transportation for Widefield School District near Colorado Springs, and from 1998–2002, he was that district’s risk manager, handling Worker’s Compensation, 504, and disability issues.
In his current position as director of transportation for Aurora Public Schools, French has directed the transportation of approximately 11,000 students and managed the scheduling, dispatching, and fleet maintenance operations of the department. In addition to handling school buses which transport special needs and general needs students, French has been responsible for overseeing the maintenance of 225 school district support vehicles.
“I’m excited to join PSD’s transportation department and the opportunity to get to know PSD’s staff, students, and community,” says French. “I look forward to working with the transportation team to take PSD’s transportation services to the next level of superior service.” French is expected to begin his duties with PSD in late June.
A selection committee comprised of PSD transportation employees and district administrators interviewed candidates and selected finalists.
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