Board of Education of Desert Sands Unified School District has appointed a new Superintendent of Schools.
Scott Bailey was appointed to the position in a unanimous vote at a board meeting on Tuesday, after an extensive, nationwide search.
“I am both humbled and honored to be joining the Desert Sands Unified School District in its mission to ensure every student develops the knowledge, skills, and motivation to succeed as a productive, ethical, global citizen,” said Bailey in accepting the position. “I am honored to work for DSUSD which has a great reputation not only in the Coachella Valley, but throughout the entire state. I look forward to building on the great successes and lead the district to even greater heights.”
Bailey has received numerous senatorial, gubernatorial, and congressional recognitions for excellence in educational service over the years.
He was appointed to the Baldrige Board of Examiners by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in 2010. He currently serves on various national and local advisory boards and was most recently appointed to the Nevada System of Higher Education Institutional Advisory Council. Additionally, Bailey has taught graduate level courses for Nova Southeastern University and is well known for infusing business and industry best practices into the field of education.
Bailey currently serves as Chief Academic Officer of the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada.
“We began this search with one goal in mind, to find the best person to steward our school district, hold our staff to the highest educational standards and, most importantly, continue to put the educational needs of students at the forefront,” said Board President David Griffith.
Bailey will assume his duties on April 3rd, taking over from Interim Superintendent Kathleen Felci.