Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lu's Shoes

This from the Jessamine Journal by way of KSBA:

Lu Young's shoes aren't going to be easy to fill
She has been a fixture in the Jessamine County education community for more than 30 years.

In fact, during her professional career, Jessamine County schools is all that Lu Young knew.

She graduated from Jessamine County High School in 1977 and, after obtaining her degree from Eastern Kentucky University, she returned to her hometown to teach Spanish.

She has served in many administrative positions including assistant principal, director of curriculum and assistant superintendent.

Most recently, Lu Young added a Eh.D. to her long list of accolades.

But it’s not the titles she held that she will be remembered for but rather the lives she touched as a teacher and administrator.

Is she perfect? No, and we’re sure she has her detractors, but in our estimation, Lu Young was an asset to Jessamine County and its education system.

The decision for her to leave this school system for a position in the Fayette County school system must have been tough for her and her family.

We at the Jessamine Journal wish her well in her new endeavor.

It was just two years ago that she was courted by the Fayette County school system to fill its top job.Now she will depart her Jessamine duties in June to assume the position as chief academic officer in Fayette County.

Fayette County is getting a gem in the education community.

In the coming weeks, the Jessamine County Board of Education will begin the process of hiring the next leader for the school system.

We wish them the wisdom of Solomon in selecting that person; it is a daunting task to fill the shoes of Lu Young.

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