• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

19 apply to be Woodford’s next schools superintendent

Woodford County Public Schools has received applications from 19 people – all men – who want to be the district’s next schools superintendent.

The Woodford County Board of Education and a screening committee received information about the applicants during a joint meeting on Tuesday.

“I’m excited by the number of candidates that we had apply,” said board Chair Dani Bradley. “And I think it’s a testament to the quality of Woodford County schools – to our teachers and students and community that that many people would like to come and be a part of our school system.”

Bradley pointed out that consultant Don Martin told the board and committee members that six women and no men applied during his last superintendent search. “I think it’s just, probably, cyclical within the job market,” Bradley said of having no applicants who are women.

Other information provided to the board and committee about the 19 applicants: four are superintendents, five are former superintendents, four are principals, three are central office administrators and three work at an educational-related agency.

Sixteen applicants are in-state. The others are out of state.

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