Scottsbluff Board of Education begins interviews for school superintendent

Panhandle Native Todd Hilyard is first
Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 11:55 PM CST
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - “The Scottsbluff Board of Education begins its search for a new school superintendent to replace Rick Myles. First up is Todd Hilyard and he says the district has a lot to offer.”

“Being in education I know what’s happening here,” said Hilyard. “The facilities the career academies the community partnerships that are taking place it’s just an amazing opportunity for whoever ends up in this position.”

Hilyard said his current position is school superintendent in Holdrege, NE which is a smaller school district compared to Scottsbluff

“I think a couple of things that I have going for me I grew up in the panhandle and I think that’s something that’s always been in my system in my blood,” said Hilyard. “That’s something I think is a big component but I also think having ten years of experience as a superintendent is something that I can fall back on.

Hilyard said the Scottsbluff school district has great thing going. Communication is one of his strong points in making a school district successful.

“I think one of my strengths is being able to listen and communicate,” said Hilyard. “Early on that’s going to be vital for whatever candidate Scottsbluff picks they’re going to need someone who is willing to come in. The investment in community support and community interactions has just been phenomenal and I think being able to listen and learn from some of those resources that are available is going to be imperative for anybody.”

“Anytime we have big decisions that need to be made there’s a lot of them who made it in the last half a dozen years in Scottsbluff,” said Hilyard. “You have to have that community involvement and that’s a big strength of mine and something I believe strongly and is the relationship between the community and the local school district.”

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