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Robbins named Superintendent of DCPS

Matt Robbins (right) being congratulated by OPS Superintendent Dr. Nick Brake (WFIE). Matt Robbins (right) being congratulated by OPS Superintendent Dr. Nick Brake (WFIE).

Matt Robbins was named the next Superintendent of the Daviess County Public Schools District.

The announcement was made during a special meeting Monday at Tamarack Elementary School.

Robbins is the current assistant superintendent for finance and operations, overseeing a budget of $142.7-million in a district of 11,790 students and 2,300 staff members.Tonight, Robbins tells us he was driving back to Owensboro from Lexington when he received a phone call from school board chairman Mike Clark. Robbins says that's when he was offered the job. 

“I am both honored and humbled to be selected as Superintendent of Daviess County Public Schools," said Robbins. "DCPS enjoys a rich tradition of academic excellence that pre-dates my own 21-year investment. We have incredibly talented support and certified staff that are committed to one agenda: ‘What is best for kids?’  This unwavering commitment will remain steadfast in our continued pursuit of student growth and academic achievement for all kids."

District staff, past Daviess County Public Schools superintendents, Robbin's friends, and family celebrated the announcement at a banquet in the Tamarack Elementary School cafeteria. Robbin's wife Luanne, says she's extremely proud.  "He loves what he does and he's a life long learner so I feel certain that he will be successful at this position," said Luanne Robbins, Matt Robbin's wife.

School board chairman Mike Clark tells us Robbins is one of the most highly respected employees in the school district and considers him to be one of the best finance directors in the state. Clark says the district will continue to move in the right direction with Robbins taking over.

Robbins will assume his new responsibilities, following the retirement of current Superintendent Owens Saylor on June 30.

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