Retiring Superintendent Mike Kenner presents newly hired Superintendnet Wayne Benningfield with Todd Central apparel upon his hiring Thursday evening/photo by Adam May
Less than 24 hours after Christian County’s school board appointed a new superintendent, the Todd County Board of Education officially hired a new leader for the district Thursday evening.
Fulton County Instructional Supervisor Wayne Benningfield was hired on a unanimous decision by the board and signed a three-year contract at a salary of 95-thousand dollars annually. Benningfield was chosen out of four candidates who interviewed and 12 who applied.
Interviewed after the special-called meeting, Benningfield said he spent time in the southern Pennyrile in the 1980’s, including a tenure working with John Burman at Christian County Farm Bureau.
He says his goal is to prepare every student who graduates from Todd County Central High school for whatever path they choose—to make them as equipped for the next step as any student in Kentucky.
It was also the final meeting for retiring Superintendent Mike Kenner, who is ending a 33-year career in education. He was also interviewed by WHOP News and a story on his final days with the district will air in the coming days. Benningfield will begin his duties July 1st.