He entered Prescott Unified School District at a time of budget cuts, change and upheaval. Now, after recently steering Prescott Unified School District through a heart-wrenching decision to close two local schools, Superintendent Dave Smucker announces his resignation, effective in June of 2015.
Here is the press release from the School District:
“PUSD SUPERINTENDENT DAVE SMUCKER ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION”
Dave Smucker, Superintendent of the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) announced his resignation today, effective June 30, 2015. Mr. Smucker indicated that he has “decided to change the course of my current career goals, and will be considering new opportunities in the field of education.”
Mr. Smucker came to Prescott from Rifle, Colorado, and has been with PUSD for 4½ years. With the support of the Governing Board and District staff, his tenure has been highlighted by the unification of the District’s systems to support and provide students with outstanding educational programs, professional development programs for staff that provide clear indicators of student understanding and unparalleled improvements to the District’s technology in the classroom and a solid supportive infrastructure.
In his resignation letter to the Governing Board, Mr. Smucker stated, “It has been a genuine pleasure working for the Prescott Unified School District the past four and a half years. I have enjoyed working with a fine staff of professionals, and I will miss my associations here. I wish you and the Prescott Unified School District continued success in all of your future endeavors.”