Dave Horsey named district superintendent

By: Loryll Nicolaisen Journal Staff Writer
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Dave Horsey has been tagged as the new Placer Union High School District superintendent. Trustees voted 5-0 Tuesday to appoint Horsey to a three-year term, effective July 1, which happens to be two years to the day when Horsey stepped into his current role as assistant superintendent of educational services. He served as Placer High principal from 2002 to 2007. “Naturally, I’m feeling great,” Horsey said Tuesday afternoon. What excites Horsey about stepping into the new role? “It’s this district,” he said. “It’s not so much being a superintendent as it’s being the superintendent of this district. I’m excited about this district and the caliber of it.” Lynn MacDonald, board president, said Horsey was one the of top three candidates trustees interviewed Tuesday. MacDonald believes Horsey will “hit the ground running.” “I think he’ll do a terrific job and will continue to make this the best district in the foothills,” she said Tuesday afternoon. Horsey takes over for outgoing superintendent Bart O’Brien, who retires at the end of the school year. The Journal’s Loryll Nicolaisen can be reached at, or comment online at