The Logan County school board has completed interviewing candidates for the next superintendent.
According to former superintendent Marshall Kemp, who is serving as a consultant to the board during the hiring process, seven candidates were interviewed last week and the board is hoping to have a decision made about who will get the job by the end of the week.
“They are going to meet (Tuesday) to see where they want to go from there,” Kemp said. “The hope is that they will be able to pick one and have a new superintendent by the end of the week.”
Some 19 people expressed interest in the job with 12 actually turning in a completed application.
“The screening committee recommended as many as eight to interview from those 12 applications,” Kemp said.
The school board wound up interviewing seven over the course of last week.
Of the second, three were currently Kentucky superintendents, two were central office employees (one is local and the other is not), one high school principal and one minority superintendent candidate.
Kemp was able to sit in on all the interviews and said that it was a strong group of candidates.
“I don’t have any real vote or say about who the board will pick,” Kemp said. “I believe they have a few strong candidates to pick from. They’ve not always been pleased with every interview, but they have been pleased with some.”
The board will be selecting the replacement for Dr. Kevin Hub, who resigned after two years on the job to take the superintendent position at Scott County schools.
Hub replaced Kemp when he retired two years ago after years of leading Logan County schools.
He announced his resignation in early March.
“We didn’t get started with the hiring process until March, which makes it a little later than we would like, but since then, we have been able to stick to our schedule,” Kemp said.
Hub’s last day working for the district will be June 30.
Hub came to Logan County after serving as Assistant Superintendent and Chief Operating Officer for Madison County Schools in Richmond.
“This was a very difficult decision to make because I have really enjoyed serving the students of Logan County,” Hub said at the time of his announcement. “This is easily the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.”
Hub is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Environmental Geography, Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond with a Masters of Arts in Education degree in Geography Education, and Spalding University in Louisville with a Doctorate in Education in Leadership Education.
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