Howard Baker Kurrus was named the new superintendent of the Little Rock School District today at a press conference held at the district. Kurrus will begin his new role immediately.
Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key appointed Kurrus, a former Little Rock School Board member, to the position. Kurrus replaces Marvin Burton, who served as interim superintendent after Dr. Dexter Suggs resigned recently. Burton will resume his previous role as deputy superintendent.
“Because of his extensive experience creating and leading effective organizations, Mr. Kurrus will be a tremendous asset and resource for the Little Rock School District,” Key said. “As a former school district board member, Mr. Kurrus is dedicated to district. I have the upmost confidence in his ability to lead the district during this time of transition with six schools in academic distress and pending loss of desegregation funds.”serving the students, parents, teachers and administrators in the district during this time of transition with six schools in academic distress and pending loss of desegregation funds.”
“I also want to thank Mr. Burton for his commitment and service to the district and Little Rock community,” Key said. “His willingness to step in and work with me and the ADE team has been of great value.”