Mercer County Schools announces new Chief Academic Officer

News Mercer County Schools is excited to announce that Jason McAllister has been selected as the new Chief Academic Officer.  He started his career in education teaching English-Language Arts at the middle and high school levels before transitioning into administration.  For the past 14 years, he has served as Principal for Raceland Independent Schools and Worthington Elementary before going to Woodford County, Southside Elementary six years ago.  During his current stay at Southside, the school was recognized twice as a School of Distinction.  
Mr. McAllister has a degree in English Language Arts from Marshall University. He gained a Master’s Degree in School Administration and his Supervisor of Instruction certification from Morehead State. In addition, he has worked with many local and state school improvement groups including district review teams for AdvancED, serving on KASA committees, and curriculum development teams.  
Throughout his career, he has remained passionate about student learning, positive school culture and school improvement. Mr. McAllister is thrilled to be joining the team at Mercer County Schools.  He said, “The role of this position is extremely compelling.  My goal is to foster an environment of academic success through coaching, consulting, and development of school leaders and teachers.”
Mr. McAllister lives in Woodford County with his wife (an elementary teacher) and son.  He will begin July 1, 2019

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