MOUNT OLIVET — Robertson County Schools Superintendent Sanford Holbrook is stepping in as interim principal for the 2018-19 school year.
Holbrook said he has accepted the position with no extra compensation.
“With the position coming open so late in the summer, the board thought it would be best to fill the position later in the school year,” he said.
Holbrook said hiring a principal for RCS is unlike having a principal for other districts.
“With us being a single building, it’s a little different than working as principal in another district, where the grades are separated into more than one building,” he said.
According to Holbrook, the district will hire an assistant principal on Aug. 7.
“We’ve had over a dozen applicants,” he said. “We’re pleased with the interest we’ve garnered for the position. Right now, we’re checking references, going through background checks. We plan to hire someone for the assistant principal position in August.”
Holbrook said the district plans to advertise for the principal position in April.
Holbrook is stepping into the position vacated by Jamey Johnson in July. Johnson replaced Bracken County High School Principal Tony Dietrich.
Johnson had been principal at RCS for seven years.
Holbrook was initially hired at RCS as superintendent in 2015. The 2018-19 school year will be the final on his four-year contract, but he does plan to stay if possible.
“I plan to stay, so long as I’m offered another contract by the board,” he said.
Before beginning his time at RCS, Holbrook previously served as assistant superintendent in Magoffin County, principal, education coordinator, finance and federal programs director and agriculture education teacher.
“I was a teacher for 11 years,” he said. “Much of my career has been in career and technical education.”
He is a graduate of Morehead State University and was recently named to MSU’s Board of Regents.