Remembering Ken Walker
I am honored in my post today to remember a past Prescott Unified School District superintendent.
Ken Walker was the superintendent for 14 years in the 70s and 80s. He passed away on Oct. 17.
During his tenure, Walker accomplished much, leaving a legacy that we enjoy today. He built Granite Mountain School, traded and sold real estate (I’m getting a few lessons in that myself), and brought in the infrastructure for the first student computer networks.
Walker wrote the grant to build the Community Nature Center next to Granite Mountain School, which is now a part of our city park infrastructure. This idea also morphed into our beloved Highlands Nature Center. Even within the last few months, we were in touch with Walker to tap into his memory regarding some of the history of our buildings. He was a great help as always.
Walker’s son, Steve, is recently retired as Vice President at Yavapai College. Steve continues to be very involved in our community, and is a true friend of PUSD. Our hearts go out to the Walker family, and we are grateful for their role in our Prescott, past and present.
“During his tenure, Walker accomplished much, leaving a legacy that we enjoy today.”