Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Laramie County School District 1 stayed within the district to select its interim superintendent for the next school year.
The new man in charge will be John Lyttle.
Lyttle has served as LCSD1's assistant superintendent of human resources for the past 15 years.
Back in May, Laramie County School District 1 learned it would need to find an interim superintendent for the upcoming school year after Dr. Mark Stock announced his resignation.
By a 7-0 vote the board of trustees decided to promote Lyttle.
"It's kind of a dream come true," said Lyttle.
Yet it’s not a permanent positon, at least not yet.
"I may be a candidate when they do their search for the permanent position later on so it's something I've always had an interest in," he said.
Lyttle is excited about progress that's been made in math and language arts through map testing. He would to like expand that success to other subjects.
"I'm very excited about the progress we've started and I think we've taken first steps. Certainly have some distance to go and I want to be a part of that and continue in this new role," Lyttle said.
A detailed action plan to raise a graduation rate that was 71% in 2011 is high on the agenda for Lyttle.
"I'm not satisfied with that. I know our board's not satisfied with that. Our employees are not satisfied with that. So that's another area that's going to be an area of focus for us," said Lyttle.
A new board will be elected at the end of this year and a nationwide search will then take place for a permanent superintendent.
Lyttle says he plans to seek the job permanently.