Randy Poe poses for a picture with students from Erpenbeck Elementary (Boone County).

Randy Poe poses for a picture with students from Erpenbeck Elementary (Boone County). After serving the Northern Kentucky community for nearly 40 years, Poe’s education journey continues with his appointment to the Kentucky Board of Education.
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Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Randy Poe to the Kentucky Board of Education on Sept. 2.

Poe, of Union, has dedicated nearly 40 years of service to Boone County schools and the northern Kentucky education community. Beginning his tenure with Boone County as a school bus driver, he worked his way to superintendent, a position he held for 12 years before retiring in June 2020.

Throughout his career, Poe also was a teacher, coach, principal, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent. He currently serves as the executive director of the Northern Kentucky Education Council.

Poe is a 1979 graduate of Newport High School (Newport Independent). He earned his bachelor’s in marketing and education, master’s in secondary education and his Rank I certification in administration from Northern Kentucky University.

He earned his superintendent certificate from Xavier University, his school financial management certificate from the University of Kentucky and completed the Executive Leadership Program for Educators at Harvard University.

Poe will fill the empty at-large spot that was left vacant when the Kentucky General Assembly did not confirm Beshear’s appointment of David Karem in April. He will serve the remainder of Karem’s term, which expires April 14, 2022.

For more information about Poe, read his profile on Kentucky Teacher.