3 Vying to be New Warren County Schools Superintendent

School board members will begin background checks and interviews of the three candidates, with a goal of hiring a new superintendent by the June 21.

The Warren County Board of Education has three finalists to choose from for the position of Warren County Public Schools Superintendent. The seven-member superintendent screening committee narrowed the list from the 14 original applicants down to these three:

- Allen Barber, Director of Human Resources/Secondary Education for Jackson County District Nine in Eagle Point, Oregon.

- Rob Clayton, Principal of South Oldham Middle School in Crestwood, Kentucky.

- Dr. Franzy Fleck, Superintendent of Burbank School District 111 in Burbank, Illinois.

School board members will begin background checks and interviews of these three candidates, with a goal of hiring a new superintendent by the June 21 date called for on the timeline established for filling the position.

The vacancy was created when former Superintendent Tim Murley retired earlier this year. Kathy Goff is serving now as interim superintendent.

Phil Eason, a consultant working with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, says the three candidates will participate in a public forum June 3 at a time and place to be determined. Eason was hired by the school board to conduct the search and has been working with the screening committee.

Members of the screening committee are: Warren County Board of Education Vice Chairman Mike Wilson, Lost River Elementary School Principal Jim Goff, Cumberland Trace Elementary School Teacher Patrice McCrary, Lost River Elementary School Curriculum Coordinator Sarah Johnson, WCPS Transportation Director John Odom, Parent Representative Amy Turner, and Warren County Day Treatment Counselor Tracia Whitfield.


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