Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Damian Johnson gives a presentation on education legislation.

Damian Johnson’s heart lies at Jenkins Independent

Damian Johnson will lead the way at Jenkins Independent beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, but this is far from his first stop in the district. In fact, this isn’t even the first time Johnson has proved to be a leader in Jenkins.
Mark Martin, the new superintendent for Meade County Schools, is a third generation Kentucky educator.

Service to others inspires Martin, new Meade County superintendent

From a young age, Mark Martin admired the impact his family – the majority of whom are educators – and his teachers had on him and his fellow classmates. Martin now hopes to continue positively impacting students as the new superintendent for Meade County Schools.
Brian Alexander, the new superintendent for Edmonson County Schools, started out his teaching career as a business teacher at Warren Central High School (Warren County).

Alexander seeking positive experiences for students as new Edmonson County superintendent

As a child, Brian Alexander loved going to school. He loved learning, had good relationships with his teachers, and he enjoyed the culture and atmosphere of his schools. Now, as the new superintendent for Edmonson County Schools, he hopes to create similar positive experiences for students there.
Chris Bentzel, Christian County's new Superintendent, speaks with students at an event before the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Christian County superintendent Bentzel hopes to help students take advantage of opportunities

As a student, Chris Bentzel wishes he would’ve had a little more guidance on taking advantage of opportunities and making wise decisions for his future. As the new superintendent for Christian County Schools, he wants to fully support students to help prepare them for their future.
Carrie Ballinger, Rockcastle County's new superintendent, works at her desk in Mt. Vernon.

For new Rockcastle superintendent, the job means homecoming

New Rockcastle County Schools Superintendent Carrie Ballinger has more than one full-time job.
A student sits at a table surrounded by a trifold backdrop that has pockets for a schedule, pencils and a calendar.

Louisville teacher’s NTI setup draws rave reviews

A Jefferson County public school teacher’s home setup for her children is being shared far and wide, providing other parents with ideas to keep kids focused during online schooling.
Josh Hurt loads packaged food as meals for students onto buses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Metcalfe County Superintendent Josh Hurt has passion for teaching and coaching

When Josh Hurt started teaching, he had no intentions of going into school administration. Now with 23 years of experience of education, he’s the next superintendent for Metcalfe County Schools.
New Butler County Superintendent Robert Tuck, far left, works during a school board meeting July 14.

Superintendent Tuck seeks to develop leaders in Butler County

Robert Tuck came well-prepared into the job of Butler County Schools superintendent. He knew he was hired in June, so he had time before his July 1 start date to confer with retiring Superintendent Scott Howard.
Picture of Chad Molley

A family tradition in Erlanger-Elsmere

New Erlanger-Elsmere Superintendent Chad Molley follows in his father’s footsteps, who also served as the district’s superintendent from 1994 to 2002.
New Garrard County Superintendent Kevin Stull is pictured in a classroom talking to teachers on a videoconference call.

Superintendent Kevin Stull brings experiences from KDE to Garrard County

Whenever Kentucky Department of Education employees begin making their way back into KDE headquarters in Frankfort, one familiar face will have already hit the ground running in Garrard County.