(Herculaneum) The Dunklin School District has officially announced its next Superintendent after current Superintendent Stan Stratton retires next summer.

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Clint Freeman will officially lead the Blackcats starting on July 1st of 2020. Dr. Freeman was hired as the Deputy Superintendent for Dunklin a the start of this school year after Stratton announced his retirement.

Freeman is currently in charge of curriculum instruction and assessment, maintenance and facilities, and construction projects.

Stratton has been employed with the Dunklin School District for 19 years, serving 13 of those years as the districts Superintendent.