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Superintendent search narrowed to 3 finalists

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. Barber, a 1986 graduate of Warren Central High School, has spent 21 years in education and the past seven as an administrator. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Western Kentucky University and his administrative certification at Southern Oregon University. “I have been watching the Warren County school district for many years,” Barber says. “I have been impressed with how Warren County has responded to the incredible growth over the past two decades. It is a great district, and many great things are still to come for the students and staff in Warren County.”

- Rob Clayton, Principal of South Oldham Middle School in Crestwood, KentuckyClayton is completing his 20th year in education. He has taught biology and chemistry and coached football and track & field. He has spent the last 13 years in administration, six as an associate principal and seven as principal. “I am seeking a professional leadership opportunity that provides a high quality educational experience with multiple opportunities for my children and the quality of life that the Warren County community offers my family,” Clayton says. “Professionally, I want to serve a progressive district that ensures the learning of all students, regardless of their background, by embracing the 21st Century skills our students need to have in an effort to create multiple opportunities for each of them upon graduation from high school.”

- Dr. Franzy Fleck, Superintendent of Burbank School District 111 in Burbank, Illinois. Before his current position, Dr. Fleck served as Superintendent in East Gibson School Corporation in Oakland City, Indiana. His experience also includes several years as Principal at the elementary and junior high level as well as curriculum coordinator and classroom teacher. Dr. Fleck has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Indiana State University. In addition, Dr. Fleck provides consulting and presenting services and has authored a book entitled “What Successful Principals Do!”  This is Dr. Fleck's 24th year in education, with 15 years administration experience.  "Warren County is a top district," Fleck says. "Who wouldn’t want to be a part of any successful team?  Friends and family called me and highly recommended that I consider joining Warren County Schools.  Some friends have children in the district and called me.
They thought that I would be a good fit and be able to contribute to the district’s success." 

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. 

Warren County Superintendent Timeline

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