Maxwell Public Schools has selected a new superintendent

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Maxwell Public Schools has selected a new superintendent.

Danny McMurtry is replacing Superintendent Todd Rhodes and will assume his duties on July 1st.

Mr. McMurtry was selected from a pool of 15 candidates. Jason Sommer, Maxwell Board of Education Vice-president commented, “What Mr. Rhodes set in motion at Maxwell Public Schools over the past 6 years has been a breath of fresh air and has also given us guidelines in the way we as a board would like to see our school continue to grow. The Board of Education felt Mr. McMurtry displayed all the characteristics to effectively lead the Maxwell school district.”

McMurtry grew up in North Platte and graduated from North Platte High School. He is in his sixth year as principal at Madison. He and his wife, Cassie, have a son named Rocco.

Before his position at Madison, McMurty was the assistant principal at Vermilion Catholic High School in Louisiana for two years and geometry teacher at Vermilion for four years.

“I am extremely excited to get the opportunity to be a part of Maxwell Public Schools,” McMurty said. “Throughout the interview process, I was able to meet some incredible people that work for the district. The groundwork has been laid to create something special. I look forward to the opportunity of joining together and creating an environment that the community is proud of.”