FLEMINGSBURG — A new director of pupil personnel and transformation has been hired for Fleming County Schools.
Michelle Hunt, principal of Ewing Elementary School will soon be promoted to director of pupil personnel and transformation on July 1. To fill the vacancy, EES teacher Samantha Fanke will be appointed as interim principal once Hunt assumes her new role in July.
In a statement issued by Superintendent Brian Creasman, after two weeks of interviews, he and Chief Academic Officer Lisa Eldridge decided upon Hunt as the new DPPT. Creasman said the work she and the faculty at EES defines transformation in every sense of the word.
The opening of the DPPT position came about after Director Carol Thompson decision to step down from the position.
Thompson served as director part-time while also working as the Hillsboro Elementary School’s principal. After two years, Thompson wanted to direct her full attention towards HES, which provoked the search for a new director, according to Creasman.
A DPPT has the task of providing leadership and direction for continuous improvement for the schools and district. The DPPT will work alongside the superintendent to meet with students, families, and other stakeholder to aide in educational strategies.
Creasman went on to say Hunt will also serve as a school liaison for HES, to provide support and resources for students and faculty.
Franke will be serving as interim principal for the time it will take to hire a permanent leader for the school. Her appointment to the position is intended to ensure a seamless transition between the end of the school year and the up and coming semester, according to Creasman. A very similar situation occurred with Jordan Fritz being appointed as interim assistant principal of Simons Middle School.
Creasman said the search to find another principal for EES will begin immediately.