Hamilton Community Schools superintendent Dr. Brad Lusk has been named to the National Schools Public Relations Association (NSPRA) 'Superintendents To Watch' list, which recognizes 25 superintendents nationally with fewer than five years of experience who demonstrate dynamic leadership and communication.

Lusk, who started as superintendent at Hamilton Community Schools in July of 2022, has worked to instill two-way communication and transparency in the district through bi-weekly community forums, improved newsletter and email communication, as well as website updates.

One anonymous HCS parent wrote in a letter of support, "I have been impressed by the many positive changes he has made in just over a year here."

In fact, the same parent went on to write to NSPRA: "I've had children in the district for over ten years and I felt more informed in the past year with Dr. Lusk. He has shown refreshing transparency to parents and stakeholders to make sure we're informed and understand the process of decision making."

Lusk, who was nominated by staff and community members for the award, was notified via email. In his answers back to the association for a future release, he mentioned his commitment to remaining approachable in our community.

"The community needs to understand that their voice is valuable, will be heard, and considered in decision making processes," he added. "While it may not be acted on, individuals know their voice has been heard and will know the rationale behind the decisions. Earning trust is a valuable process which cannot be taken for granted. We want to ensure the bridge built with the community was a two-way street with a strong culture of collaboration."

Congratulations to Dr. Lusk on this prestigious national recognition!