Paul Mullins has been on the job as the new Logan County schools superintendent for just a handful of days, but he is already working on his first big hire.
Lewisburg principal Randy Marcum has announced that he will be retiring this month and Mullins has already begun the process of finding his replacement.
Mullins met with the Lewisburg School site-based decision making council last week and will be serving as the chairman of the committee to hire the new principal.
“We did our training for the principal search when we met on June 28,” Mullins said. “We also worked on the questions and criteria of a stakeholder survey that is now online.”
A link to the survey can be found on the school district website at www.logan.kyschools.us. A physical copy can also be picked up at the school or at the board of education building. Parents and other stakeholders have until Monday, June 11, to fill out and turn in the surveys, which have questions about what kind of person would make the best new principal for the school.
“These surveys are important because that helps keep you grounded,” Mullins said. “We also want people to feel like they had a part in the hiring process.”
On Monday evening, the site-based decision making council will meet again and go over the results of the survey and then go into a closed session to review the applicants for the position.
“We already have eight to 10 applicants for the position,” Mullins said on Wednesday. “We may have even more than that by next week.”
Ideally, the committee will conduct principal interviews on the week of July 18th and hopefully have a new principal chosen by the last week in July.
“In a perfect world we will interview between the 18th and 20th and have someone named that week or the last week of July,” Mullins said. “Our goal is to get the right person hired and not necessarily to just meet a certain date, though. We’re not going to hire someone we don’t think is a good fit just to have the position filled by the beginning of school.”
The first day for students is Wednesday, July 27.
Mullins said that he is very appreciative for the job Marcum has done during his time at Lewisburg and regrets not being able to work with him this year.
“We are very appreciate of Mr. Marcum and the positive impact he has made to Lewisburg school and the community during his time there,” Mullins said.
Mullins served as the Lewisburg principal from 2000-2004.
“That school and community has always meant a lot to me,” he said.
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