New Oldham County Schools superintendent sets lofty goals for district
One of the highest performing school systems in the state has a new person in the superintendent’s chair.
CRESTWOOD, Ky. (WDRB) – One of the highest performing school systems in the state has a new person in the superintendent's chair.
Greg Schultz is the new superintendent for Oldham County Public Schools. He began his career as a teacher there before making a switch to Bullitt County schools where he had been an academic administrator.
"Being in education, if you don't know about Oldham County, then you don't know what’s going on," Schultz said.
Oldham County is consistently one of the highest performing districts in the state but Schultz says that doesn't mean room for improvement is scarce.
"I've got a lot of great ideas," Schultz said. "I'm not the only one that has great ideas. We have great ideas in the classroom. Parents have great ideas."
Schultz wants to continue to beef up Oldham County's college readiness program. He also says more resources are needed for growing populations of ESOL and special education students.
"We have great kids, we have great adults," he said. "So I think it's up to me to channel the energy and focus the energy and then let it go."
Schultz took over as superintendent back on June 8. He takes the place of Will Wells, who resigned. Wells and the school board agreed to part ways after questions about the management of district personnel, relationships with staff members and impact on staff morale, and school board and community confidence in his ability to perform his job. The agreement also discontinued an investigation into Wells and does not "give rise to any inference of any guilt on the part of Wells for any matter related to the investigation."
"I've got great dreams that I can make this place even better than it is," Schultz said. "I think just by leading through that example is how people will put their faith back into the position."
Oldham County goes back to school on Aug. 17.
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