The Cherry Creek Board of Education formally approved the appointment of Dr. Harry Bull as the next superintendent effective July 1, 2013 after the retirement of Superintendent Mary Chesley at the end of the current school year.
“We have had the opportunity to see Dr. Bull at work in his various roles within the district over the years and have every confidence that he is the right choice to lead the Cherry Creek School District into the future and continue the district’s vision of excellence,” board President Jennifer Churchfield said.
The board named Bull the sole finalist for the position at their regular board meeting Jan. 14, 2012. State law required a 14-day waiting period before offering Bull the position. Prior to that the board reviewed letters of reference for Bull from a broad range of educational leaders as well as leaders from outside of the education system, interviewed him on his plan and philosophy for the future of the Cherry Creek School District, and evaluated his credentials.
Bull, who was awarded a doctorate of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, began his career as a social studies teacher at Aurora Central High School in 1980.
He came to the Cherry Creek School District in 1984 and taught at Overland High School. He also has held the positions of assistant principal at Smoky Hill High School, principal at Grandview High School and executive director of high schools, before assuming his current position in 2010.
Among the honors he has received are Administrator of the Year from the Colorado High School Press Association, Honor Administrator of the Year from the Colorado Music Educators’ Association, and School Library Journal Administrator of the Year.