Scott Siegfried, in a 2015 file photo, (The.Sentinel)

AURORA | Cherry Creek School District officially has its next leader.

Scott Siegfried was announced as the next superintendent of CCSD on March 23 by the district’s board of education. Siegfried, the current deputy superintendent, was announced by the board on March 9 as the sole finalist to replace outgoing Superintendent Harry Bull.

“I’m incredibly honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the Cherry Creek School District in this capacity. I have a deep-seated belief in who we are and the great things we do and will continue to do for our students and our community,” Siegfried said in a statement. “Cherry Creek Schools is my home. It’s where I live, it’s where my wife and I raise our kids and where they go to school.”

Siegfried has been in CCSD since 1995 when he started as a teacher at Eaglecrest High School. Since then, Siegfried served as principal at Liberty Middle School, executive director of student achievement services, assistant superintendent of student support services and associate superintendent of educational operations.

“The board’s most important task is to select an exemplary leader for the Cherry Creek School District,” CCSD Board President Dave Willman said in a statement. “We believe that Dr. Siegfried is the most qualified candidate for the superintendent’s position. His vision for the district is one of continued innovation and excellence for each and every student.”

In January, Bull announced he’d retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, citing his health and wanting to spend more time with his family.

“I’m fortunate to have worked directly with incredible superintendents, leaders who have displayed incredible care and dedication to this district,” Siegfried said. “It’s been invaluable to watch the three of them work in their own ways with the same target, the same goals — I’m excited to take up the charge after them.”