Biography of Author

Biography of Author

Biography of Author

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Randy Poe – Superintendent of Boone County Schools

Randolph J. “Randy” Poe became superintendent of Boone County Schools in July of 2008 after serving six years as Deputy Superintendent. His focus as superintendent revolves around academic rigor, real world relevance and focused partnerships with students, parents and the community. These concepts help Mr. Poe and the district take the appropriate steps toward the success of the nearly 20,000 students in Boone County Schools.

Since taking over as superintendent, Mr. Poe has helped foster many successful programs such as:
• Boone County Success By 6 early childhood initiative
• Dual high school and college credit courses at Northern Kentucky University, Thomas Moore College and Gateway Technical and Community College for those students who qualify
• Transition math courses that have saved parents hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition costs
• KYCOTE college readiness assessment
• Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) district wide
• Implemented district wide Response to Intervention (RTI) process
• Superintendent Student Advisory Council initiative “Boone for Health” selected for National School Board Association Magna Award

Poe’s education career spans 30 years in Boone County. He has been a teacher, a coach, an assistant principal, a principal, executive director, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent and superintendent.

As a result of his dedicated service to students, Mr. Poe has been recognized at both the state and national level for his accomplishments.
Mr. Poe was named the 2013 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. Mr. Poe was also named the 2012 Outstanding NKU Alumnus of the College of Education and Human Services. He was selected for the Northern Kentucky Education Council – One to One Literacy award in 2011, serves on Kentucky Leads the Nation Roundtable and was inducted into the Northern Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007. He also was honored with the Outstanding Young Leader of Boone County award by the Boone County Jaycees in 1999 and Sixth District Middle School Principal of the Year in 1998.

He is regularly invited to present at state and national conferences such as National School Board Association, Kentucky School Board Association, National Center for Education Research and Technology, American Productivity and Quality Center and the Kentucky ACT State Organization.

Poe serves on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS), the National Center for Education Research and Technology and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Kentucky and American Association of School Administrators and serves on the Local Superintendent Advisory Council for the Kentucky Commissioner of Education. He has been a member of the Florence Rotary Club for 15 years.

Mr. Poe is married to Melinda and has four children – Jessica, a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Alysha, a junior at the University of Kentucky, Katherine, a freshman at the University of Kentucky and Nicholas, a sophomore at Ryle High School.

* I want to acknowledge and thank the many people in the Boone County District for their assistance in creating this module and for appearing in several of the videos throughout the module. I would specifically like to thank the Boone County Schools’ Human Resources Department, and Matt Rigg, Assistant Human Resource Director, for their professional work in completion of this module.
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