The Aspen School District's Board of Education announced Tuesday its next superintendent will be David Baugh. He will move to the Roaring Fork Valley in the coming months from Conshohocken, PA where he was Centennial School District's superintendent.
"This is a very exciting day for our district," said Susan Marolt, the district's board of education president. "I feel like he really saw the untapped opportunities in our community."
Baugh was named Pennsylvania's 2020 superintendent of the year by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators. He holds a doctorate in education, two master's degrees in education and a Master of Humanities degree. Baugh has both administrative and teaching experience at the elementary, middle, high school and college levels.
Tharyn Mulberry, the current principal of Aspen High School, was named the assistant superintendent. Both Mulberry and Baugh will start their new positions July 1.
"I can't wait to get out there," Baugh said. "It's a dream come true for me."
Interim superintendent Tom Heald will remain in his position until the end of the school year.