June 4, 2014 —
After much deliberation, the Greenup County School District has named a new superintendent.
Sherry Horsley will become the district’s next superintendent following the retirement of current superintendent, Steve Hall, effective June 30, 2014. The announcement was made Friday evening at the conclusion of a special meeting of the Greenup County Board of Education.
Kelly Adkins, board of education chair, said there was a check list of what was wanted with the new superintendent — and Horsley checked off.
“We surveyed people in the district and also as a board came up with a top 10 list of qualities,” Adkins said. “Strong leadership and team builder, communicator, proven success. We let those kind of qualities guide us in making this decision”
Horsley, who has served as instructional supervisor of the Carter County School District since 2011, said, “I am so humbled to be able to return to Greenup County as superintendent. I look forward to working with the board of education, students, staff, families and community as we continue to build on the successes of the Greenup County School District.”
Horsley spent nine years of her career in education as a middle school science teacher at McKell Middle School. She also served as middle school assistant principal and middle school principal at West Carter Middle School, prior to moving to a district-level administrative position.
“I believe that my collective experience will give me a lot of things to look at within the district,” Horsley said.
A graduate of Greenup County High School, Horsley attended Morehead State University, earning a bachelor degree in middle school education, a master’s degree in middle school curriculum, a Rank I in middle school principal leadership and instructional supervisor and school superintendent certifications.
Horsley aspires to bring great success to the students of the district.
“I hope to be a positive leader and serve them well,” she said.
Horsley is married to Kenton Horsley. They have one daughter, McKenna, a junior at West Carter High School. She is the daughter of Freda and the late Gaylord Salley.
Adkins said she wants to see the new superintendent bring continued success for the district.
“I believe we’re on a upward trend, and we just want to keep that success going,” she said.
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