New RSD superintendent plans to motivate all students to grow

The newly appointed superintendent of the Richland School District says he plans to move the district forward by pushing all students to achieve new heights of excellence.

The Richland School Board selected Dr. Rick Schulte to be the new superintendent yesterday.

Dr. Schulte says the school district is already in a strong place, and he has the background and experience to make more improvements.

He says he plans to move education forward by helping all students grow - that means motivating students who are struggling, as well as students who have a 4.0 GPA.

"Even the top achieving students can be pushed, challenged, given opportunities to grow beyond the stages they're at right now. I think a lot of times, especially with the attention that the legislature and congress are giving to low achieving students, we forget that even our high achieving students can reach higher levels of success" said Dr. Schulte.

Dr. Schulte is currently the superintendent of the Oak Harbor School District - a position he has held since 1993.

His first day in Richland will be July 1st.