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Fayette County Public Schools announced two new principals for elementary schools in the Hamburg area.

With the selection of two new principals, all top leadership posts in Fayette County’s 37 elementary schools are now filled.

Lisa Kear, new principal of Liberty Elementary School

“Each new hire strengthens our team,” said Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk. “Our students and families are counting on us, and we need leaders who are committed to being difference makers.”

Announced were:

  • Lisa Kear, new principal of Liberty Elementary School
  • Mark Rose, new principal of Athens-Chilesburg Elementary School

Kear was a member of the team that helped open Liberty Elementary in 2008 and has more than 16 years of experience in the field of education. At Liberty Elementary, Kear also spent four years as the administrative dean and five years as the professional growth and effectiveness coach.

Mark Rose, new principal of Athens-Chilesburg Elementary School

She holds a bachelor’s degree in K-12 special education and K-5 regular education from Eastern Kentucky University, where she also earned her master’s degree in educational leadership.

Rose has 29 years of experience in the field of education, including 20 years of teaching in the Clark County Schools at Shearer, Hannah McClure and Providence elementary schools and Clark Middle School.

Rose earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Eastern Kentucky University, and a master’s degree in elementary education from Morehead State University.

group of elementary kids raising their hands

“Every school deserves a transformational leader who will keep students first in every decision,” Caulk said. “With the selection of these two sensational individuals, I am confident that Athens-Chilesburg and Liberty elementary schools will remain in good hands.”

Kear and Rose will officially assume their duties on July 1, 2019.

 


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