McCracken County Public Schools Board of Education names new superintendent

Josh Hunt (Source: McCracken County Schools)
Josh Hunt (Source: McCracken County Schools)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – The McCracken County Public Schools Board of Education selected the district’s next superintendent.

The Board of Eduction selected Josh Hunt as the district’s next leader during a special board meeting Monday morning.

Hunt is currently an assistant superintendent in Christian County Public Schools. He will succeed current Superintendent Steve Carter who will retire on June 30.

Hunt began his career in education 22 years ago as an algebra teacher at both the middle and high school levels. He served as an assistant principal in the Christian County School district from 2009-2020 with the last five years of school-level leadership as the Assistant Principal at Christian County High School. Hunt is currently in his third year as the Assistant Superintendent of Operations. In this role, he directs and supervises the development, implementation, and coordination of all phases of district operations. He also assists and supports the district’s secondary schools. Hunt also serves as the School Safety Coordinator for Christian County Public Schools. Hunt was recognized as Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers in 2017.

“I am extremely excited and humbled to be selected as the next Superintendent of McCracken County Schools,” said Hunt in a news release by McCracken County Schools. “I want to thank Board Chairman Steve Shelby, all the MCPS School Board members, and the Superintendent Selection Committee for giving me this opportunity. I also want to thank Superintendent Steve Carter for his support. He has done a great job as leader of this district over the last four years. I greatly appreciate him welcoming me and expressing his desire to work together over the next two months during the transition period to find ways we can continue to build on all the great things that are going on here.”

Hunt holds a bachelor’s degree from Brescia University and a master’s and education specialist degrees from Murray State University. He been married to his wife Miranda for 19 years. They have two children, 15-year-old Landon, and 11-year-old Harper.

Hunt says he and his family are “looking forward to the move to McCracken County this summer and becoming a part of such a wonderful school system and surrounding community.”

Hunt was chosen from a highly qualified field following a rigorous selection process that included screening by a selection committee and an interview with board members, according to McCracken County Schools.

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