Boone Co. schools names new superintendent

(FLORENCE, KY) -- After a nation-wide search, the five-member Boone County Board of Education unanimously voted Randy Poe to be the district's next superintendent, during a Special Board Meeting.

Seven people nationwide applied for the job. A screening committee selected two of those candidates for the board to consider - Poe, and Limestone County, Ala., Superintendent Barry Carroll. Poe was the only one interviewed by the board.

Randy Poe currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of Boone County Schools. Poe, 47, began his career as a teacher of marketing and entrepreneurship at Boone County High in 1983 and remained in the position for nine years. Within that time he also worked as the district's alternative suspension program monitor; marketing consultant to the state and national Distributive Education Clubs of America; and trainer and consultant in Northern Kentucky University's Development Economic Education Program.

His administrative career blossomed as Poe became assistant principal at Conner Middle School in 1992; principal at R.A. Jones Middle School in 1994; executive director of technology research and development services in 1998; assistant superintendent of management support services in 1999; and deputy superintendent in 2002.

"I have devoted my entire life to education. It's what I do, and I would not trade the experience for any other profession," Poe said.

Poe replaces current superintendent Bryan Blavatt, who is retiring. He begins his role on July 1, 2008.