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Dr. Vickie Murillo Named Next Superintendent of Schools

The Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Dr. Vickie Murillo as the next Superintendent of Schools on April 11. Dr. Murillo will succeed current superintendent Dr. Martha Bruckner, who began in this role in July of 2007 and will retire on June 30, 2017.

Following an extensive process to seek input from community members, staff and parents, and a national search, the Board selected Murillo from among 57 candidates and five finalists considered for the position.

“Dr. Murillo will bring to our district the desired experience and skills that were identified in community focus groups and in nearly 600 online surveys completed, School Board President Troy Arthur said. “We are confident she can lead us toward the future, continuing to raise the bar for all students in the Council Bluffs Schools.”

Dr. Murillo is currently the Chief Academic and Accountability Officer at Kansas City (Missouri) Public Schools, a district with 14,500 students. In this role, she has supervision and budgetary responsibility for curriculum, instruction and professional development in the educational departments of: assessment, adult education and literacy, early learning, exceptional education, career and technical education, guidance and counseling, federal programs, language services, students in transition, early college academy, athletics, and grants. Prior to becoming the chief academic and accountability officer, Murillo worked at all levels in education, from teacher and instructional coach to principal at the elementary and secondary levels.

Dr. Murillo received her Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership from Baker University, her master’s degree at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and her Bachelor of Education degree at Evangel University.

 

Photo: Courtesy of Dice Photography

The Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Dr. Vickie Murillo as the next Superintendent of Schools on April 11. Dr. Murillo will succeed current superintendent Dr. Martha Bruckner, who began in this role in July of 2007 and will retire on June 30, 2017.

Following an extensive process to seek input from community members, staff and parents, and a national search, the Board selected Murillo from among 57 candidates and five finalists considered for the position.

“Dr. Murillo will bring to our district the desired experience and skills that were identified in community focus groups and in nearly 600 online surveys completed, School Board President Troy Arthur said. “We are confident she can lead us toward the future, continuing to raise the bar for all students in the Council Bluffs Schools.”

Dr. Murillo is currently the Chief Academic and Accountability Officer at Kansas City (Missouri) Public Schools, a district with 14,500 students. In this role, she has supervision and budgetary responsibility for curriculum, instruction and professional development in the educational departments of: assessment, adult education and literacy, early learning, exceptional education, career and technical education, guidance and counseling, federal programs, language services, students in transition, early college academy, athletics, and grants. Prior to becoming the chief academic and accountability officer, Murillo worked at all levels in education, from teacher and instructional coach to principal at the elementary and secondary levels.

Dr. Murillo received her Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership from Baker University, her master’s degree at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and her Bachelor of Education degree at Evangel University.

 

Photo: Courtesy of Dice Photography

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