LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Assistant Superintendent Amy Dennes has announced that she will retire from Jefferson County Public Schools effective Aug. 1.

Dennes made the announcement on Wednesday. 

“Our administrators, principals, teachers and staff do incredible work on behalf of our students, and I am grateful every day that I have been lucky enough to learn from them, and serve alongside them,” said Dennes, whose oversees Achievement Area 2. “While I will miss working with these dedicated professionals and seeing our students succeed on a daily basis, I am excited to spend time with my family and take the next steps in my journey.”

Dennes began her career with JCPS in 1989, working as a teacher, resource teacher, and later as principal of Cane Run Elementary School.  In addition, she served three years as a highly skilled educator for the Kentucky Department of Education, working with priority schools.  She has been an assistant superintendent for seven years.

“Amy’s passion for public education and her dedicated service to JCPS have made an indelible impact on our district,” Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens said.  “She has worked tirelessly to ensure that when our students come into the classroom, they walk into an educational environment that is challenging, motivating, and supporting, so that they have the best opportunities to succeed.  I want to thank Amy for her tremendous service to JCPS, and wish her the best in retirement.”

The district will begin an immediate search for Dennes’ replacement.

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