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Cartwright Named Interim Superintendent
Heath Cartwright has been named Interim Superintendent for McCracken County Public Schools.

Cartwright has served as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Technology since 2010.  From 2006-2010 he was the Technology Director of Professional Development.

Cartwright was Principal at Heath Elementary School from 2002-2006, and the Principal at Ledbetter Elementary from 2001-2002. He also served as a teacher at Paducah Tilghman High School and Adair County High School.

He earned his administrative certifications from Murray State University; a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from Western Kentucky University and his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Campbellsville College.
Letter to MCPS Parents
Dear MCPS Parents,

Thank you so much for trust that you put in the staff of our great school district.  McCracken County Public Schools is proud to serve this community, and honored to work with each of you to do everything possible to help each and every student throughout this district.  

My name is Heath Cartwright, and for the last 9 years, I've been serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for our district.  This afternoon, I was honored and humbled to be asked to serve as the Interim Superintendent for McCracken County Public Schools for the rest of this year.  During this time, I will be working closely with the Board of Education to continue the many great things that are currently in place throughout our schools.  I will be working with staff members from throughout the district and from all schools to support all efforts to provide the best environment for each of our students.  

Please know that I understand that the 7,000 students that attend school in this district are YOUR children.  It with great sincerity that I say to you that we will stop at nothing to treat each and every student the way that we would expect our own children to be treated.  Thank you for your partnership. We know that McCracken County Public Schools would not be what it is without the the trust and support of parents.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with questions, concerns, and/or suggestions.  

I genuinely appreciate and honor the trust you have placed in our district to prepare your children and to help them succeed.


Heath Cartwright
Interim Superintendent
McCracken County Public Schools
"McCracken Proud"
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McCracken County Schools
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5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
Nondiscrimination Statement
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.
504/ADA | Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel
5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
Title IX | Director of Pupil Personnel
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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