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Carter Named New McCracken County Superintendent

In a unanimous vote during Thursday night’s regularly-called meeting, the McCracken County Public Schools Board of Education selected Steve Carter as the district’s next leader. He will begin on July 1.

Carter, current deputy superintendent of Union County Schools, succeeds Interim Superintendent Heath Cartwright who will retire June 30.
Carter started as a social studies teacher in Crittenden County in 1996 after earning his Bachelor of Arts in History and Education from Western Kentucky University. He’s worked in administration since 2002 after earning his Masters of Arts in Educational Administration from Murray State University. 

He served as a school-level administrator in Crittenden from 2002 to 2005, and then at the district-level in Union County from 2005 to the present. As director of pupil personnel and then as deputy superintendent in Union County, Carter led myriad departments including human resources, transportation, building and grounds, security, gifted and talented, Title I and II programs, assessment and curriculum, career and technical education, and more.

Carter was chosen from a highly qualified field following a rigorous selection process that included screening by a selection committee and an interview with board members. He came at the unanimous recommendation of the superintendent search committee.

On March 11, Cartwright was appointed interim superintendent following former superintendent Brian Harper’s resignation March 8. Cartwright will retire next month after 27 years of service in KY public education, including 17 with MCPS. 
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5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of McCracken County Schools are hereby notified that the McCracken County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Any persons having inquiries concerning McCracken County Schools™ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact: Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel and/or Director of Pupil Personnel, 5347 Benton Road, Paducah, KY 42003, (270) 538-4000. The McCracken County School System offers the following career and technical programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12: Agriculture, Business and Office Technology, Technology and Pre-Engineering. Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact: Mr. Michael Ceglinski, Principal of McCracken County High School, 6530 New Highway 60 West, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-538-4300, To obtain this information in a language other than English, call 270-538-4000.
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5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
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5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY, 42003
(270) 538-4000
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5347 Benton Road
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phone:  270-538-4000
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