"Selecting a Superintendent to lead the district is the most important decision he’s had to participate in during his time on the Board."
Board President, Robert Reichardt
On February 23, 2023 members of the Board for Littleton Public Schools (LPS) in Littleton, Colorado unanimously selected Dr. Todd Lambert as the district’s next Superintendent of Schools. On July 1, 2023, pending successful contract negotiations, Dr. Lambert will assume the position for the district that serves over 13,000 students and employs over 2,100 staff members.
Dr. Lambert brings extensive experience in leadership and administrative roles. He currently serves as superintendent of Warrick County School Corporation and has been leading the Indiana district as Superintendent since 2021. Previously, Todd Lambert served as interim superintendent, assistant superintendent, and the director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in Fort Collins, Colorado. He also has served as interim superintendent, assistant superintendent, and the director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in Westfield, Indiana.*
As Board President Robert Reichardt addressed the Board and public at the meeting where the new Superintendent was selected, he emphasized that selecting a Superintendent to lead the district is the most important decision he’s had to participate in during his time on the Board. In a letter to the Littleton Public Schools community, the Board of Education noted a few of Dr. Todd Lambert’s priorities as a leader. Lambert recognizes the importance of establishing trust and being a visible leader by being present with classroom visits, and knows the importance of recruiting and retaining a skilled staff. Among his accomplishments, the new Superintendent has been credited with increasing engagement by stakeholders, responding to mental health needs and building a career and pathways school.* At the public meeting, members of the Board shared their enthusiasm for the qualities and practices of the incoming Superintendent. Secretary Andrew Graham stated, “ I enjoy your enthusiasm, specifically about early childhood education, as well as mapping career pathways even further back into our middle school models.” He went on to say, “I appreciate your relational style, your relentless drive, your understanding of the need to minimize distraction, and your intent to care for all whom you engage.”
Todd Lambert shared his pleasure for the school community’s commitment level throughout the interview process. “This district has always set a high standard for providing students with a diverse and personalized learning experience. I am honored that the LPS Board members are giving me the opportunity to work alongside and serve the students, staff, and families of this great school district,” shared the new leader.
Board Members spoke highly of the guidance they received from Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates in the search process working with Vice President Mike Richie and associates Scott Siegfried and Heather Williams. At the Board Meeting where Dr. Lambert was selected, Board Treasurer Lindley McCrary recalled, “When we had our first planning meeting with HYA, I remember Mike Richie telling us that if they did their job well we would have a very difficult decision to make.” She went on to express that the HYA associates did an exceptional job, as the Board acknowledged they had strong finalists. Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates Mike Richie remarked, “Littleon is an amazing school district, with a highly professional Board that was a pleasure to work with. We had many high quality applicants for this position. We not only had a great slate but it was even difficult for us to narrow down the slate to six candidates. The Board had to make some difficult decisions in regards to selecting the slate, selecting the finalists and then choosing the next superintendent. This was a successful search in many ways.”