BUCKNER, Ky. (WDRB) – The Oldham County Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday to offer its upcoming superintendent vacancy to Boone County Schools Assistant Superintendent Jason Radford once Greg Schultz retires at the end of June.

Radford was one of three finalists for the impending superintendent vacancy. The board hopes to have a contract with Radford finalized by its June 28 meeting.

Joyce Fletcher, the school board's chairperson, says Radford will provide instructional leadership and a data-driven approach to school leadership as he and the district begin negotiating terms of a contract.

"We are very optimistic about what he will bring to this district," Fletcher said after Tuesday's meeting. "... He's excited about moving to Oldham County."

Radford said in an email Wednesday that he is "really excited" about the opportunity to lead Oldham County Schools.

"Oldham is such an outstanding district and has a terrific community!" he said. "I am currently working with the board of education about details."

Radford bested Sharla Six, assistant superintendent at Franklin County Schools, and Brent Deaves, assistant superintendent for support services at Oldham County Schools, for the job following reviews by the district’s Superintendent Screening Committee, interviews with the school board and a May 6 public forum.

The Oldham County Board of Education selected the three finalists for its superintendent vacancy March 29, and the district publicly named them April 22.

At Boone County Schools, Radford leads the district’s Office of School and System Improvement to provide equitable, accessible, rigorous and relevant learning opportunities for students, according to a biography previously provided by OCS.

He also worked as a national school leadership coached and served the Kentucky Department of Education as a district manager, acting director for Title I and educational recovery leader, according to his biography.

Radford has also worked as a principal, assistant principal and teacher in his career, his biography says.

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