Charles Broughton has been named director of secondary schools for the Daviess County Public Schools district. He will be responsible for providing support and technical assistance for instructional improvement to administrators and teachers at the six DCPS middle and high schools, as well as programs at Valley School and Owensboro Treatment Center. He will assume his new responsibilities on July 1, replacing Julie Clark, who retired at the conclusion of the 2015-16 year.
“I am very appreciative of the opportunity to serve the district as director of secondary schools,” Broughton said. “I believe my experiences during the past six years as principal at Apollo High School have prepared me for this role. My goal is to support the secondary principals and leadership teams as they pursue continuous academic growth for the benefit of DCPS students and families. I am looking forward to the learning, challenges and professional enjoyment that come with serving in an education leadership position.”
Broughton is currently serving as principal at Apollo High School, a position he has held since 2010. He began his education career as a teacher at Daviess County High School in 1997 and served as assistant principal at Hancock County High School before returning to DCPS in 2010. Broughton also served as head coach of the girls’ (2002-04) and boys’ (2004-08) basketball teams at DCHS.
Broughton earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1996, a master of arts degree in education with an emphasis on educational administration in 2002 and Rank I certification in 2008, all from Western Kentucky University. His certifications include areas of instructional leadership, secondary education and as director of pupil personnel.
DCPS Superintendent Owens Saylor said he is confident Broughton will provide excellent leadership in his new position. “Charles has a strong background as a secondary teacher, coach and assistant principal, and has done a terrific job as principal at Apollo High School for the past six years,” Saylor said. “He is extremely well respected by his colleagues and is a natural fit for this role.”
The School-Based Decision Making Council at Apollo High School will begin the process of selecting a new principal in July.