NEW FACES AND A NEW LOCATION
As the 2nd semester gets underway, there are at least two (2) new faces in the superintendents’ offices in the East Central Educational Service Center district. On behalf of the ECESC, I want to welcome these two gentlemen to their new roles.
Cowan Community School Corporation welcomed Tim Brown to the top role in the district at the beginning of 2020. Mr. Brown is not a new face to the Cowan patrons and staff but is new in his position as superintendent. Mr. Brown began his teaching career at Cowan and has moved up through the ranks.
Nettle Creek School Corporation welcomed Kyle Barrentine to the position of Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Barrentine began his teaching career at Hagerstown in 1993, so the move to the superintendent’s position is somewhat of a “homecoming” for him. He looks forward to working with the patrons and staff to meet the needs of the students.
The East Central Educational Service Center is in the process of evaluating locations for a new “home” for the ESC. Occupying a building owned by Fayette County Schools, the current location has been the original home of the ESC since inception. Due to the need for major expensive repairs to an old, outdated building, the school board for Fayette County Schools has opted to close the facility this coming summer. With that thought in mind, the Executive Board and staff of the ECESC have begun looking at potential sites for offices and, hopefully, large-group presentation rooms to accommodate the needs of the service center and the member school districts. To date, no location has been identified. Once that process has been completed, the new address and other information will be shared with all the schools. In the meantime, planning for next school year is already beginning to take shape.
I know some of you may be missing snow. BUT, for those superintendents and other staff members who get out in the early morning hours to drive the roads to make determinations about school delays or closings, this winter has been a bit of a blessing………so far!!!! Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the remainder of the winter is a mild, safe winter for all of us.
Have a great day and 2nd semester!
Larry D. John