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TCPS' Hamby up for Daviess County spot

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - Updated: 9:42 AM
BY MARY GARRISON MINYARD mgarrison@cadizrecord.com

Trigg County Public Schools could soon be looking for a new superintendent.

Superintendent Travis Hamby on Friday was named one of three finalists in the search to replace Daviess County Superintendent Owens Saylor upon his retirement. Hamby joins Ballard County Schools Superintendent Casey Allen and Daviess County Schools Assistant Superintendent for finance and operations Matthew Robbins in candidacy for the position.

Hamby, who has been superintendent in Trigg County since 2010, said he was excited about the movement toward deeper learning in Trigg County and looked forward to seeing that work expand.

"I am honored to be considered a finalist for the Daviess County School District and the opportunities the position would provide," Hamby said. "I am tremendously proud that Trigg County students and staff are leading the way in innovative practices, and I would love to see the work we are doing grow throughout Kentucky."

According to a DCSD news release, the district reviewed 17 applicants before narrowing the list down to the final three.

"We appreciate all those who have demonstrated interest in our district and the hard work of our screening committee," said Daviess County Board of Education Chairman Mike Clark. "The Daviess County Public Schools district has an outstanding reputation for success and we are pleased at the quality of the candidates who applied for this position. We are looking forward to the interview process, giving us an opportunity to learn more about these individuals' vision for the future, which we believe will guide our decision in selecting the next leader of our district."

Candidates for the position were scheduled to tour the district and community this week. DCSD also hosted a meet and greet session for each contender to allow residents, parents, students, faculty and staff an opportunity to meet each finalist. Visits were scheduled to conclude with a final interview with the Daviess County school board.

Hamby's visit was scheduled to take place Tuesday. The successful candidate will begin his tenure with DCSD July 1, though a target date to hire has not yet been specified.

Hamby began his career as a math teacher in Hopkins County before moving on to serve as assistant principal at Todd County Middle School and then principal at South Todd Elementary School. He studied at Murray State University, where he earned a bachelor of science and later his school administration/principal certification.

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