Hopkins County Board of Education has selected Assistant Superintendent Amy Smith as district superintendent.
Smith has worked in Hopkins County Schools for the past 26 years. She previously served as principal of West Broadway Elementary School, district teacher consultant, curriculum consultant at Earlington Elementary, and an elementary school teacher.
“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 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 a member of the Impact Mentoring Board, Kentucky Women in Education Leadership cohort three and transportation facilitator for Green River Educational Cooperative. During her tenure at West Broadway, the school received a Distinguished Rating and Four-Star Rating from the state as well as a Professional Development School Rating from Murray State University.
Smith will start her new position effective July 1.
“She will bring a deep knowledge of Hopkins County Schools to her new role,” said Board Chairman John Osborne. “She has been assistant superintendent for the past two years and held various positions throughout the system prior to that. We look forward to working with Mrs. Smith and believe she will be able to help our district continue to progress as we move forward.”