Owensboro Public Schools Superintendent Nick Brake has announced he will leave that position at the end of December.
Brake has been leading the school district for more than six years. During his tenure, the district created two new schools, Owensboro Innovation Academy, a high school that graduated its first class this year, and Innovation Middle, which will open in the fall.
“I have accomplished much of what I set out to accomplish during my time at OPS,” said Brake. “The district has very capable leadership at all levels and a great board of education. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and tenure as superintendent and I would not want to hold that position in any other district. The time is just right for me to explore new challenges in the future. The timing will help in the transition process and set up the person who follows me for success.”
He said he plans to remain in Owensboro and continue some form of public service.
The Owensboro Board of Education named Chief Academic Officer Matthew Constant as interim superintendent beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
Constant joined Owensboro Public Schools in 2011 and has served as an assistant superintendent. He has been in public eduction for 25 years, including positions as a technology education teacher at Apollo High School, and assistant principal and principal of Daviess County High School.