Hopkins County Schools Names New Superintendent

The next superintendent of the Hopkins County Schools district has been selected.

Posted: May 25, 2021 9:34 AM
Updated: May 25, 2021 12:33 PM

The Hopkins County Board of Education has selected the Hopkins County Schools district's next superintendent.

Former Assistant Superintendent Amy Smith has been named the district's new superintendent.

Amy Smith, new superintendent of Hopkins County Schools

Smith will start her new position effective July 1.

“I would like to thank the Superintendent Screening Committee and the Hopkins County Board of Education for giving me this opportunity,” Smith said. “In keeping with our district’s mission statement to “unite as one team to learn and inspire,” my goal will be to continue fostering an environment of building relationships with our faculty, staff, parents, and community members while pursuing excellence.”

Smith has worked in Hopkins County Schools for the past 26 years. In addition to assistant superintendent, Smith has served as the principal of West Broadway Elementary School, a district teacher consultant, a curriculum consultant at Earlington Elementary, and an elementary school teacher.

Additionally, Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Western Kentucky University, fifth-year endorsement in elementary education at Murray State University, master’s degree in K-12 teacher leader and education specialist in instructional leadership, K-12 principal, from University of the Cumberlands, and school superintendent endorsement from MSU.

She is also a member of the Impact Mentoring Board, Kentucky Women in Education Leadership cohort three, and transportation facilitator for Green River Educational Cooperative.

Smith takes the place of HCS Superintendent Dr. Deanna Ashby, who announced her retirement in February.

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