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Hewitt Takes Reins Of Fayetteville School District

Posted: July 8, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO DAVID GOTTSCHALK Paul Hewitt, the new superintendent of Fayetteville Public Schools, speaks Monday inside his office in the Fayetteville Public School Administration Building.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Paul Hewitt retired from a superintendency in California to work 55 hours a week as a part-time consultant. His wife told him he flunked retirement.

PROFILE

Paul Hewitt

Age: 69

Family: Wife, Linda; three grown children; four grandchildren.

Pasttimes: Enjoys travel, biking, golfing and walking two miles every morning with wife.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University; master’s degrees from California State University-Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University; doctoral degree from University of the Pacific.

Employment: Teacher, dean of students, assistant principal, principal; 17 years as superintendent; associate professor in educational leadership at the University of Arkansas. Expertise in the areas of school finance, collective bargaining and school cultures.

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