Chisholm Public Schools

Chisholm Public Schools

NORTH ENID, Okla. — Chisholm Public Schools has selected a new superintendent to fill the vacancy coming with Roydon Tilley's retirement.

The board of education voted unanimously during a Wednesday night meeting for Chad Broughton, assistant superintendent of Sand Springs Public Schools, according to a release from Oklahoma State School Boards Association.

Tilley has served as Chisholm superintendent since 2005, and his final day is June 30.

“As a board, we searched for a candidate able to continue our upward trajectory of high student achievement,” school board President Andrew Ewbank said. “This meant finding a person with demonstrated commitment to kids first, unquestionable integrity and transparent communication. We believe Mr. Broughton’s history in small schools, schools our size and large schools demonstrates these capabilities.”

Chisholm selects new superintendent

According to the board, Broughton's 20-year career in education includes time teaching at the middle and high school levels in Shawnee and coaching in Bethany, where he also served as principal. He held the position of principal in Hinton, as well, the release states, and he has experience as a superintendent in Strother and Marietta.

“Chisholm is a school community with an impressive reputation and strong support for public education,” Broughton said. “I’m honored by the board’s trust and excited at the opportunity get to know the students, staff, families and community members as we work together on behalf of students.”

Broughton's first day on the job will be July 1, the release said.

“We all purposefully chose Chisholm Schools to educate our children because of the tradition of integrity and high achievement,” Ewbank said in the release. “Our new superintendent understands that tradition and will work to further implement our strategic goals for the future.”

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Willetts is education reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. He can be reached at