Dr. Harry Bull, superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools, was described as a champion of children and an advocate for quality education across the state of Colorado, during a presentation made just prior to the Cherry Creek Schools Board of Education meeting held Dec. 12 at Endeavor Academy.
“That's the man who leads us. He's making a difference every day he goes to work,” said Brent Curtice, superintendent of the Garfield RE2 School District, and a member of the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE).
As community members, district employees and Bull’s mother, wife and four children looked on, CASE officials presented Bull with an award recognizing him as the 2017 Colorado Superintendent of the Year. Earlier this fall, a CASE committee named Bull as the 2017 honoree because of his commitment to excellence for all students, his tireless advocacy work and his leadership in the fight for adequate school funding across the state. (Read more about his selection for this prestigious honor here.)
“Harry is always trying to look out for kids – for all kids,” said CASE member Keith Owen, superintendent of Fountain-Fort Carson Schools. “It’s one of the reasons that we as a group selected Harry as Superintendent of the Year. It’s because of his commitment, his willingness to not take the easy road, his willingness to take things head-on and deal with them in a straightforward manner.”
Owen also said that Bull is highly regarded by superintendents across the state, including those in rural districts where the challenges are much different than they are in urban areas.
“To hear him talk about his support for rural educators is just outstanding,” Owen added.
Bull will now represent Colorado in the 2017 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year program.