Boyd Randolph may find himself needing to get accustomed to working in a new build-ing later this year, but the mission of his career will remain the same.
Randolph, most re-cently known as principal of Southwestern High School locally, was named superintendent of the Somerset Independent School System yesterday.
A former educator in Casey County, Randolph left his position at SWHS in 2009, and has since been working for the Kentucky Department of Education in Christian and Metcalfe counties.
“Wherever I’ve gone — whether it’s been from Casey County to Pulaski County, Pulaski County to the Department of Education, and now to Somerset — there have always been students who needed to benefit. As long as I’ve got that focus, I’m tickled to death to bring it to Somerset,” Randolph said yesterday.
“I’m very excited that I was chosen ... Very happy. I look forward to doing everything I can and using all the resources I can to ensure the best achievement and future for our students.”
The search for a new superintendent for Somerset Schools began earlier this year, soon after Dr. Teresa Wallace announced her retirement effective April 1. Since that time, Judith White has served as interim superintendent. She will continue in that capacity until Randolph assumes the district’s top administrative position July 1.
Randolph is currently serving as an Education Recovery Leader for the KDE, providing mentorship and management tools to schools which were first identified as “persistently low achieving” by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) guidelines.
Before that, Randolph worked as a Highly Skilled Educator for the KDE’s Office of Leadership and School Improvement.
Randolph was principal at Southwestern High School from 2001 to 2009, and at Southern Elementary School from 2000 to 2001. He was a teacher and coach in the Casey County School System from 1985 to 2000.