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Dr. Barbara Kimzey's official headshotDr. Barbara Kimzey, who previously served as Chief Schools Officer in Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, Virginia, is the new District 60 Superintendent.

Her appointment, with a three-year contract, was formally approved by the D60 Board of Education during its regular May meeting.

"I am honored and humbled to have been selected as the new superintendent for Pueblo School District 60,” Dr. Kimzey said. “I am excited to begin meeting our students, staff, and families as we work together to build upon the district’s strengths in order to continue our vision of being a high-performing school district that inspires community confidence.

“I am looking forward to my move and to establishing deep, enduring roots as I make Pueblo my home.”

In a community “meet and greet” session earlier this year, Dr. Kimzey stressed the importance of an open dialogue involving all district stakeholders as well as student advisory councils. Her goals include developing, implementing, and monitoring best-practice intervention systems to increase staff retention and student achievement.

A former principal and assistant principal, Dr. Kimzey began her career teaching high school English and German in Texas and has served extensively in instructional and leadership roles as a volunteer in Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Dr. Kimzey earned a Bachelor of Arts in German from Texas Tech University, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Midwestern State University, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership from The College of William and Mary.

She will begin her tenure with the District on July 1.