Young leaving Boyle Schools, takes over as CEO for CKEC

Published 10:54 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2020

David Young, current chief academic officer and assistant superintendent for Boyle County Schools, will serve as the next chief executive officer for the Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative. 

Young will replace Dot Perkins, who recently retired, and Kathy Fields, currently serving as interim executive director. Young will begin his new role on July 1.

“Throughout the interview and selection process, David impressed everyone in which he came into contact,” Dr. Matt Thompson, superintendent of Montgomery County Schools and president of the CKEC Board of Directors said. “David’s knowledge of instruction and support for member districts, along with his vision for the future of CKEC are just a few of the many reasons why he was selected to be the next executive director.”

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A graduate of Lindsey Wilson College and Eastern Kentucky University, Young has served as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent/chief academic officer over his 21-plus year career. He has led Boyle County’s work in new teacher induction, the Boyle County Leadership Academy, and Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills Development.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to lead the important work being done at CKEC,” Young said. “Our districts are known across Kentucky for their academic successes and innovative approaches to learning. I look forward to helping our districts continue to grow and to providing support to the students throughout our region.”