OPS Superintendent Nick Brake explains resignation

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – Owensboro Public School Superintendent Nick Brake said he felt the timing was right for a new superintendent, after leading the district for six years.

He’ll officially leave on December 30, after announcing his resignation this week.

Brake said he has advice for his replacement.

“I think (it will take) somebody who understands the nuances of the district, somebody who understands the diversity and respects and appreciates the diversity, understands the interplay and the fine line between doing the innovative programs but also sustaining some of the great traditions,” Brake said.

The school board plans to name Chief Academic Officer Dr. Matthew Constant as interim superintendent starting on New Year’s Day.

A search for Brake’s replacement will start next year.

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(This story was originally published on June 28, 2019)

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