USD234 To Interview Superintendent Candidate Destry Brown

The Fort Scott Board of Education encourages the community to come meet the candidates at the Meet & Greet opportunities on Tuesday (05/10) and Thursday (05/12).  These will be held at the Fort Scott Middle School Flex space from 4-5 pm and from 5:30-6:15 pm.  Please enter through the south doors.

Those who attend the Meet & Greet receptions will be given a paper survey to provide feedback.  Be sure to turn this in before you leave to provide your feedback.  The responses will be tallied and provided to the board in summary.  The Board will then meet in executive session at the board office for purposes of interviewing each candidate Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm.

Submitted by Gina Shelton, U234 Board Clerk



USD 234

Mr. Destry Brown will be interviewing for the position of superintendent with the board of education on May 10, 2022.

Mr. Destry Brown is the first of two candidates that the USD 234 Fort Scott board of education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups and an online community survey utilized during the search process.

Mr. Destry Brown is currently serving as the Superintendent of the Clinton, Missouri schools.   Mr. Brown has also served as superintendent of schools in Pittsburg, KS, Frontenac, KS and has been an elementary principal.


Mr. Destry Brown’s Schedule



12:00 p.m. – 12:25 p.m. Meet with district office staff, directors, and administrators
12:30 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Tour of district school buildings with community host
3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Community tour with community host
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Meet & Greet with staff and community at FSMS Community Space
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Private time for candidate
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Meet & Greet with staff and community at FSMS Community Space
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Dinner followed by formal interview with the candidate and the board in executive session.


The board of education will conclude interviews on May 12, 2022. They will then determine which candidate is the best fit for the superintendent position in USD 234 Fort Scott.


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