Dr. David Black to say Goodbye to Winslow Unified School District

Dr. David Black with his wife, Trudy, and their dog Harry.

He will remain with the District as an advisor to the Board as long as necessary to ensure a smooth transition of office.

This year marks Dr. Black’s 32nd year in the field of education. He said he had the privilege of being an instructor for Northern Arizona University, as well as a teacher, coach/athletic director, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools, all of which he is proud of having done.

Dr. Black said that, “through the cooperation of this Board and members of previous governing boards and administrations, this District has made significant progress on behalf of students, teachers and staff.

In brief review of the past eleven years we have accomplished many positive goals. “ As an example, the following are significant accomplishments:

* Visionary

* Trusting Relationship

* Shared Leadership Style – Leadership Team

* Exemplary Uniform System of Financial Records annual audits

* Two successful Capital Override elections for buildings and expansion

* Two successful M & O Override elections for salaries and supplies

* School Improvement Model (SIMs) curriculum articulation, alignment and testing with local, state and national norms.

* Students FIRST Building Projects

* Cafeteria Program

* Technology throughout Winslow Unified School District No. 1

* Four schools are rated as performing and one school is rated as an improving school by the State of Arizona

Dr. Black said he is looking forward to spending quality time with his family and, in particular, with his wife, Trudy. Trudy retired from teaching after 31 consecutive years in elementary education.

She has taught kindergarten, first and second grades, as well as being an elementary librarian and art teacher.

Dr. Black and Trudy have two daughters and a son in law who are all graduates of Winslow High School.

Their oldest daughter, Kasey Henling teaches first grade in the Chandler Unified School District.

Her husband, Ray, is employed with Motorola and is currently working on his Masters in Business Administration at Arizona State University. Joanna graduated last year from Winslow High School and is enrolled in the health sciences in the Northern Arizona University Honors Program.

Dr. Black expresses his appreciation to the Winslow School Board, colleagues, and community for their support and understanding.

The Governing Board is currently in the process of interviewing candidates to fill Dr. Black’s position.

An announcement will be made September 17 naming the new Superintendent of WUSD.

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