The Scott County Board of Education gave Dr. Kevin Hub a rating of “accomplished” in his annual superintendent evaluation Thursday night.
Vice chair Susan Duncan revealed the rank in a 90-second synopsis of the five-member board’s summative evaluation. That followed a three-hour executive session.
As part of the state’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness System, superintendents are examined in seven leadership areas: Strategic, instructional, cultural, human resource, managerial, collaborative and influential.
“Areas of success and strength noted by the board include managerial leadership and strategic leadership,” Duncan said. “Instructional leadership was identified as a growth area.”
Hub’s overall ranking is the second-highest achievable in a four-tiered system.
An exemplary mark indicates that a superintendent is exceeding the standard. Accomplished is equivalent to meeting the standard.
Boards may also issue rating of developing – showing growth toward meeting the standard – or growth required.
Hub was hailed for his efforts in what has been a challenging year on multiple levels.
“The opening of Great Crossing High School and Creekside Elementary, the additions at Georgetown Middle School and Stamping Ground Elementary, and the district-wide energy efficiency improvement project are all strong indicators of Dr. Hub’s excellent managerial skill set,” Duncan said.
Duncan added that Hub also did “an outstanding job leading the district” through the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The virus creates some built-in challenges for Hub going forward, as it is uncertain how the educational model will look when the new school year begins in August.
School districts expect to closely with guidance from Gov. Andy Beshear and public health officials as that date approaches. This year, schools closed statewide after classes on March 13. Scott County students completed their work through non-traditional instruction.
“As a result of the extended time off from school, the board is eager to collaborate with Dr. Hub to make student achievement our number one priority in Scott County Schools,” Duncan said.
Hub presented his capstone project to the board at a previous meeting May 14.
That was essentially a self-evaluation. Superintendents are asked to gather and present information that demonstrates how they measure up to the seven leadership standards.
“Board members reflected on the standards, indicators, and performances individually before compiling the results and reaching a consensus,” Duncan said of Thursday’s executive session.
Hub, who was hired in 2016, is under contract through June 2022. That was the result of a one-year extension awarded in January.
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