William Stuart has accepted the position of assistant superintendent of instruction for Aurora Public Schools.
"It is an honor to be selected for this position," said Stuart. "We will build on our strengths and refine our practice to do what is best for our students and for our teachers."
Stuart began his career at APS in 1986 as a teacher at Aurora Central High School. He then taught for two years at Mrachek Middle School. Stuart returned to Aurora Central, where he served as a teacher, dean of students, coach and director of the at-risk education program. From 1996 to 1999 he was the assistant principal at Aurora Central. Stuart served as principal of William Smith High School from 1999 to 2001.
Stuart has been student achievement director in APS since 2001, where he supervised K-12 principals and helped implement the Aurora Achievement Initiative.
APS modeled the search process for assistant superintendent after the superintendent search process. Human Resources staff members solicited input from principals, the Aurora Education Association and others to learn the desired characteristics of the next instructional leader.
“I want to commend the process," said Superintendent John L. Barry. "The board of education’s leadership guided an open process that we continued when selecting William Stuart as the leader of educators for our district. We are well on the way in setting an environment of collaboration that will serve us all well as we accelerate student achievement.”