The Christian County Public School System has announced the hiring of two women to positions in the central office.
A news release says Melanie Barrett has been selected as the Director of Pupil Personnel. Ms. Barrett fills the vacancy left when Kathy Hancock became the district’s Chief of Operations Officer.
Ms. Barrett is already at work in her new position and says her primary job will be to reduce truancy.
There are several pro-active strategies that will be utilized, though all are focused on communication between the district and parents.
Ms. Barrett most recently worked as an Assistant Principal at Christian County High School. She also served as coordinator of the Workforce Investment Act and as the Coordinator of the Academy of Continuing Education.
Meanwhile, former Todd County School System Assistant Superintendent Vicki Myers has been named as the new Director of Personnel. Ms. Myers fills the vacancy left by Laura Morris, who now serves as the district’s Chief Administrative Officer.
Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill says she believes the two women will thrive in their new positions while making great advancements in the education system.