Amphitheater Public Schools Superintendent to Retire
As superintendent, Nelson has helped expand Amphitheater’s positive reputation and ensure that the district is seen as a provider of high-caliber education with opportunities for advanced learning, a focus on innovation and technology, a commitment to the arts, and an emphasis on character. Under his leadership, the district earned the AdvancED School System Accreditation, meaning it is recognized nationally as a quality school system and all 20 schools are accredited.
Nelson’s service to public education spans nearly 44 years. He has been a teacher, school principal, and held various leadership positions. He joined the Amphitheater district in 2001 as its executive director of curriculum, instruction and professional development. He then served as associate superintendent for school operations for 10 years before being named superintendent in 2012.
The Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board will begin a national search for Nelson’s replacement this month. Amphitheater Public Schools serves nearly 14,000 students.
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