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Lewton named superintendent of Dickinson Public Schools

The Dickinson Public School Board made an unanimous decision to approve the selection of Interim Superintendent Marcus Lewton as the district's new superintendent.

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Interim Superintendent Marcus Lewton addresses the Dickinson Public School Board with a report during a previous meeting. Lewton was approved to be the district's new superintendent after the board approved its selection in a special meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. The new position is effective immediately. (Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press)

Following a unanimous vote from the Dickinson Public School Board, Marcus Lewton will serve as the district’s new superintendent after serving more than fives months as the interim superintendent.

The Dickinson Public School Board approved its selection of Lewton in a special board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7, which is effective immediately. Since July 1, Lewton has served Dickinson Public Schools as interim superintendent.

“When we hired Dr. Lewton to serve as our interim superintendent, we were very optimistic he was the right fit for our district,” Dickinson Public School Board President Brent Seaks said in a press release. “Five months later, he has exceeded our expectations and proven that he is an excellent fit and a great leader. Today, we are thrilled to remove the word ‘interim’ from his title and look forward to the positive difference his hard work and passion will make for our district and community.”

Before Lewton filled the role of interim superintendent, he served in other leadership roles such as being the principal of Dickinson Middle School since 2012 and the director of career and technical education for the district. Other prerequisites for Lewton include serving as the director of the Roughrider Area Career and Technical Center and being a teacher in North Dakota and Minnesota.

“I am grateful and humbled for this opportunity afforded to me by the DPS School Board. Great things happen when we empower those around us," Lewton remarked.

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Stepping into a new administrator role, Lewton noted that he hopes to advance the school district's successes while maintaining the foundation that is already in place.

"My goal is to continue to grow and foster leadership in our buildings, support from our community and create positive learning environments for our students. Our foundation is strong, and there are great things ahead for Dickinson Public Schools,” he added.

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Jackie Jahfetson is a former reporter for The Dickinson Press.
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