doc martens shops Moore to retire this summer
Rowan County Supt. Marvin Moore announced his retirement during Thursday’s special called Board of Education meeting.
Moore, who has served as superintendent for 13 years, says the decision was a difficult one to make.
“You can look at the top of my head to the bottom of my feet, and I will always bleed green,” Moore said immediately before announcing his decision to retire.
Moore began his teaching career in 1969, and has since served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in the Rowan County district.
He was principal at both Rowan County Senior High School and Rowan County Middle School.
As superintendent, he oversaw the construction of three major projects for the district.
His tenure saw the construction of the current middle school, which opened seven years ago, the multipurpose athletic complex, named in his honor, and the renovation of the high school.
He also was at the helm when the Board voted to purchase the Maysville Community and Technical College Rowan Campus building, which will become the home of the school board office, the early learning center, and the Bluegrass Discovery Academy.
Moore also expressed his plan to remain active as superintendent, up until his final day in the position.
“I will be superintendent until the minute I walk out the door,” he said.
Moore’s retirement will be effective June 30. to discuss the hiring of a consultant to aid in the search process.
Board chair Rick Whelan says they hope to have a new superintendent hired before the end of the fiscal year.
He says he hopes the Board will be able to finalize the consultant at Thursday’s meeting, so the process of searching for a new superintendent can begin.
“This is a huge decision, and we want to make sure we are doing it the right way,” said Whelan.
The Board will hear from representatives from the Kentucky School Board Association and the Kentucky Association of School Administrators before hiring a consultant.