Matthew Robbins Named New DCPS Superintendent

Matthew Robbins has been announced as the new superintendent of Daviess County Public Schools.

The announcement was made on Monday at Tamarack Elementary School.

The Board of Education interviewed three finalists for the position.

Robbins will take over on July 1 for retiring Superintendent Owens Saylor.

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Matt Robbins is the current assistant superintendent for finance and operations at the Daviess County Public Schools district, overseeing a budget of $142.7 million in a district of 11,790 students and 2,300 staff members.

His responsibilities have included hiring and mentoring key district-level directors, implementing the DCPS eLearning initiative and overseeing district facilities plans.

Robbins has had direct involvement with the district’s Graduation 2010, Community Campus, Great Expectations and College-Career Readiness initiatives; and was responsible for the implementation of the School Safety and Healthy Schools Programs initiatives. Under his leadership, the district’s finance, facilities, food services and transportation departments have earned “exemplary” ratings from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Robbins served as senior accountant at Riney, Hancock & Co. CPAs from 1993-96 before joining the Owensboro Public Schools district as assistant superintendent for finance and maintenance in 1997.

Since joining DCPS, Robbins has served as accounting manager, business manager and director of finance, in addition to his current role.

Robbins earned a master’s degree in education administration and superintendent endorsement from the University of Louisville in 2012. He also has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Kentucky.


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