With students returning to class next week in Logan County, new superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub has been on the job for a little over three weeks now. And he is looking forward to starting the school year as the head of the district.
“It is an outstanding district,” Hub said. “There has been a focus on student success in Logan County and I hope and expect that to continue.”
Since taking over for the recently retired Marshall Kemp, Hub has found the district to be pretty much exactly as he thought he would before accepting the job in the spring.
“I spent a lot of time researching Logan County schools and I knew how good of a district it was before I came here,” Hub said. “I am honored that the school board chose me to help make the district even better.”
One of the ways Hub hopes to improve the Logan County schools is through increased leadership.
“My personal vision and goal is the development of all facets of leadership,” Hub said.
One of the main ways will be through a “Grow Your Own” leadership development initiative Hub will be starting for all district employees.
“We’ll have monthly meetings that are open to any adults the work in the district that are interested in leadership,” Hub said. “And you don’t need to have any kind of a title. It could be anyone from teachers to administrators or maintenance staff or food service staff.”
And in January, Hub expects to begin talking to community members about rebranding the Logan County schools.
“I am anxious to see what a group of community stakeholders come up with,” Hub said.
Hub is also looking forward to increasing ties between the school district and the business community.
“I am a huge supporter of the local business community,” he said. “I look forward in the future to working with the Chamber of Commerce with the Leadership Logan program and exploring other business and educational partnerships. We graduate most of the work force for this community and we need to keep our best and brightest here at home if we’re able to.”