Kentucky School Superintendents

Description

This project was done in conjunction with two others: Kentucky County Judges and Kentucky Newspapers. The purpose of the three projects was to document Kentucky politics by interviewing politically astute members of the local power structure (judges and school superintendents) and observers of local politics (newspaper editors and owners).

School superintendents discuss Kentucky politics, education, their personal histories and careers, and their roles and influence in the social and political history of their counties. Almost every county is represented.

A revisit of the project was launched in the fall of 2019 with the help of Kentucky Oral History Commission grant funding and the efforts of Nate Daniels and Crystal Allen-Daniels. Additional interviews will be added as second phase interviews are collected and processed into the collection.

Title

Kentucky School Superintendents

Project Interviews

Robert Stafford discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Sanford Holbrook discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs,…

Dr. Harry Burchett discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs,…

Matt Morgan discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Jeff Saylor discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Sarah Wasson discusses the state of education in her district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Charlotte Nasief discusses the state of education in her district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs,…

Ryan Clark discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Buddy Berry discusses the state of education in her district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Taylora Schlosser discusses the state of education in her district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs,…

Dr. Diane Hatchett discusses the state of education in her district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs,…

Michael Ford discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Matt Moore discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Dr. Pamela Stephens discusses the state of education in her district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs,…

Terry Price discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Dr. Kevin Hub discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Dr. James Neihof discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs,…

Dr. Matthew Thompson discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs,…

Mark Kopp discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Dennis Davis discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Scott Hawkins discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Paul Christy discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Mike LaFavers discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Michael Rowe discusses the state of education in her district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Greg Schultz discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Dr. Houston Barber discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs,…

David Gilliam discusses the state of education in his district and the state as a whole. Topics include budgets, relationships with teachers and educational organizations, pensions, and the current political climate. An overall view of the district is also given, including number and condition of school buildings, educational programs, curriculum…

Director of Administrative Affairs

Superintendent

In this interview, Russell Smith discusses his early life and reflects on his days at Stuart Robinson. He comments on activities, teachers, classes, and other things he remembers from the time he was at the school.

In this interview, Paul Wright, Superintendent in Lawrence County, discusses his education and positions held prior to this one. He also mentions the different schools in the system, the school board, and further discusses his role as a superintendent.

In this interview, Jack Waff, Superintendent of Washington County Schools, discusses his background, military service, and his many jobs held in the educational system prior to becoming a superintendent.

In this interview, Guy Potts, Superintendent of Fayette County Schools, discusses his educational and teaching background, the school system, and the various components and programs within the school system.

in this interview, Patrick McNeil, Superintendent of Hopkins County School System, discusses his school system, the size of the staff and students, and the school system's budget. He also discusses the political side of being a superintendent.

In this interview, Dr. George Overstreet, Superintendent in Daviess County, discusses school board elections, schools in the county, vocational education, and his daily routine as superintendent. He also comments on his personal plans for the future.

In this interview, Ralph Tucker, Superintendent of Breckenridge County School System, discusses school board elections, board members, education, and dicipline in the school system. He also discusses road systems and decision makers in the county.

In this interview, Joseph Anthony, Superintendent in McClean County, discusses his decision to become a superintendent, problems in the schools, and the school population. He also comments on the positive and negative attitudes of the position.

In this interview, Calvin Fulkerson, Assistant School Superintendent of Grayson County School System, discusses the school board, PTA, and dicipline problems in the school system. He also discusses the teachers in the system and transportation.

In this interview, Clifton Banks, Superintendent in Hancock County, discusses the former superintendent, school board, and the problems within the school system. He also comments on his typical workday and his staff of teachers.

In this interview, David Webb, Superintendent on Edmonson County, discusses the school board, issues and concerns of the school system, and the programs in the school system. He also mentions the problem of drugs and alcoholism in the schools.

In this interview, Walter Green, Jr., Superintendent in Taylor County, discusses his background, previous positions, and his decision to become superintendent. He also discusses budgets, drugs & alcohol, and the programs in the school system.

In this interview, Robert Siddens, Superintendent of Cambellsville City School District, discusses his personal background, wanting to become a superintendent, concerns and issues of parents in the school system, and the many programs in the schools.

In this interview, Robert Robertson, Superintendent in Marion County, discusses his background, the school board, and his decision to become a superintendent. He also discusses problems and issues in the system, as well as school test scores and teachers.

In this interview, Jackie Rose, Superintendent of Calloway County Schools, discusses his education, previous position, school board members, and problems in the school system. He also discusses the likes and dislikes of his job, and purpose of the schools

In this interview, Allen Lawrence, Superintendent of Caldwell County Schools, discusses his personal and educational background, issues within the school board and school system, and programs availiable to students.

In this interview, Bob Buchanan, Superintendent in McCracken County, discusses his education and previous position, the way he spends his time, and how a superintendent is more political than educational.

In this interview, Supervisers of Public Instruction for Anderson County School System, discuss their backgrounds, the school board and elections, and collective bargaining. They further discuss vocational education and the administrative staff.
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