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RICHARD HUGHES

(Street address)

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

(270) 737
-
8018 (home) or (270) 769
-
8818 (work)

r.hughes@morehead
-
st.edu


OBJECTIVE


Provide leadership that sets a tone of excellence, establishes

a climate conducive to
professionalism and high morale, and advances all schools in the Commonwealth of
Kentucky to vibrant, innovative environments in which all can succeed.


DEMOGRAPHICS


Birth:

August 24, 1946, Perry County, KY


Parents:

Mann (91) & Si
tha B. (89) Hughes (Deceased)


Siblings:

Eight sisters and five brothers. (birth order: 12)


Family:

Married:


June 11, 1967, to Linda L. Amburgey


Children:


Ricky Edward Hughes (born: November 22,
1968)






Michael Travis Hughes (born: October 13,
1975)





LaLona Marie Hughes (born: January 18,
1980)


Grandchildren:

Richard Addam Hughes (born: October 23,
1987)





Helena Claire Hughes (born: May 11, 1999)





William Abbott Hughes (born: November
11, 2004)


EMPLOYMENT


July 2002


July 2006

Superi
ntendent


Hardin County Schools, Kentucky


While Superintendent of Hardin County Schools (2002
-
2006), the 4
th

largest of
Kentucky’s 176 school districts I:

A.

Met regularly with the following groups:

1.

Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council



p異ur
intendent’s Classified Advisory Council



Superintendent’s Certified Advisory Council



The Superintendent’s Cabinet which included the four Associate Superintendents and the
Public Relations Director

5.

The elected School Board



B.

Was involved wi
th the following accomplishments:

1.

2002
-
2004 Biennium CATS Scores in the top 25% of the states 176 school districts, the
greatest biennium gain ever for Hardin County Schools.

2.

Putting a full time Curriculum, Instructions, Assessment and Gifted & Tal
ented Teachers
(CIA/GT) in each of our 19 schools.

3.

Implementing Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to test all students in grades 2
-
10
multiple times during the year in math and reading.

4.

Compilation and distribution to our 2,000 employees a 27 pa
ge bound “Good News
Document” with user friendly components of the work of Robert Marzano (
What Works in
Schools
), Ruby Payne (
A Framework for Understanding Power
), Madeline Hunter, Howard
Gardner, Stephen Covey, Larry Bell (
Closing the Achievement Gap
) an
d others.

5.

Improving the CATS scores of the two lowest performing schools from 62.2 to 72.4 at North
Hardin High School, and from 57.5 to 64.9 at Parkway Elementary School.

6.

Offsetting $1,300,000 in energy costs in 2 ½ years by contracting with Energ
y Education and
having an Energy Manager for the district.

7.

Reducing $406,000 in central office staff salaries (personnel)

8.

Increasing the Contingency Fund from $2,000,000 to $3,363,000.

9.

Increasing the end of the year fund balance as follows:

a.

2002 $8,847,132

b.

2003 $10,992,522

c.

2004 $12,432,182

d.

2005 $12,577,605

10.

Completing the construction of Lakewood Elementary School, the planning and construction
of Creekside Elementary School and the planning and renovations of East Hardin and

West
Hardin Middle Schools.




July 1998


June 2002

Principal
-

Meade County High School, Brandenburg,
Kentucky


January
-

June 1998

President
-

United Shields Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio


1991
-

1997

Renewal Facilitator
(Southern Association)
-

Lafaye
tte Senior
High


School and Bryan Station High School, Lexington, Kentucky


1990
-

1997

Superintendent
-

Montgomery County Schools, Mt. Sterling,
Kentucky


1986
-

1990

Principal
-

George Rogers Clark High School, Winchester,
Kentucky


August 1985
-

1997

Ad
junct Instructor
-

Morehead State University (taught
graduate level classes: School Law, EDAD628; Advanced
Human Growth and Development, EDF610; Research
Methods; School Finance; and, School Leadership, EDIL624).


1979
-

1986

Owner/Operator
of Camargo Far
m and Home Center, Mt.
Sterling, Kentucky


1973
-

1979

Principal

-

Montgomery County High School, Mt. Sterling,
Kentucky


Summer 1972

Rockwell International
-

Winchester, Kentucky


1971
-

1973

Teacher (Social Studies) and Coach (Basketball, Baseball
and Cr
oss Country)
-

Montgomery County High School, Mt.
Sterling, Kentucky


1969
-

1971

U.S. Army
-

Fort Knox, Kentucky; Fort McClellan, Alabama;
South


Vietnam; and Cambodia


1968
-

1969

Teacher
-
Coach,
Camargo Junior High School, Mt. Sterling,
Kentucky


Summer
1968

Maintenance Department
-

Kentucky Southern College


Summer 1965 & 1967

Summer Worker

-

Columbia Gulf and Transmission
Company


Summers 1962
-

1966

Service Station Attendant


EDUCATION


1984
-

1986

Ed.D.,

Educational Administration
-

University of Kent
ucky
-

May 1986.

Dissertation: “A Study of the Relationship of School Climate,
Managerial System, Pupil Control Ideology, and Student
Academic Achievement in Selected Kentucky Secondary
Schools.”


1973
-

1975


Rank I

(Superintendent/Principal Certificati
on)


Morehead
State University.


1971
-

1972

M.A.

in Education
-

Morehead State University


1966


1968

B.A.

in Political Science and History; minor
-

Physical
Education. Kentucky Southern College/University of
Louisville.


1964
-

1966

Junior college ce
rtificate
. Southeastern Christian College,
Winchester, Kentucky.


1964

High School Diploma
. Camargo High School, Mt. Sterling,
Kentucky.



HONORS AND AWARDS


Military

Three Bronze Stars, one for Heroism in Ground Combat, Army
Commendation Medal, Combat I
nfantryman’s Badge, and a
number of other decorations.


Professional

Phi Delta Kappa’s “Outstanding Administrator” award 1988,
Morehead State University Chapter.


Graduate School

September 1984
-
Graduate Assistantship, Center for
Professional Development,

College of Education, University of
Kentucky. Delegate and co
-
chairman for the Student Advisory
Committee (SAC).



September 1985
-

Graduate Assistantship, Department of
Administration and Supervision, College of Education,
University of Kentucky.



Janu
ary
-

June 1986
-

Administrative intern, Fayette County
Schools Board of Education.


College

“Mr. Southeastern Christian College” Faculty Award,
Numerous Athletic


Awards, Dormitory Counselor, Senior Year at Kentucky
Southern College


Honored by School D
esignating Last Home Basketball Game
as “Richard


Hughes Appreciation Night”. At half time of that game I was
given a silver


bowl bearing the inscription “Richard Hughes
-

Athlete,
Scholar, and


Gentlemen”.


High School

Class Vice President, Numerous
Athletic Awards, Student
Council Vice


President


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP)
-

Board of Directors,
1977
-
1979

Kentucky Association of S
chool Administrators (KASA)
-

Board of Directors, 1977
-
1979

American Association for School Administrators (AASA)

Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS)

Kentucky Education Association (KEA)

National Education Association (NEA)

Montgomery Cou
nty Education Association (MCEA)

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative (CKEC)
-

Board of Directors

Kentucky School Board Association (KSBA)

National Sch
ool Board Association (NSBA)

CHURCH


Membership accepted in the Church of Christ in November 1968. Selected to teach
teenagers on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights from 1968 to 1986 except during
the two years I was in the Army. Selected to speak in n
umerous Churches of Christ when
ministers were on vacation or absent, 1969 to present. Youth Director, invited to speak at
numerous youth rallies. Served as a Deacon at Camargo Church of Christ before moving
to Winchester, Kentucky in 1986. I currently
attend First Christian Church in
Elizabethtown, KY.




COMMUNITY

CORE Committee, 2002
-
Present

Radcliff Chamber of Commerce, 2002
-
Present

Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce, 2002
-
Present

Elizabethtown Rotary Club


2002
-
Present

District Chairman for Boy Scou
ts of America


January 2003


December 2004

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Member 1974
-

Present, Post Commander, 1996

The American Legion, 1990
-
Present

Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, 1990
-
1998

Mt. Sterling Rotary Club, 1990
-
1998

Wincheste
r Rotary Club, 1986


1990

Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County Library Board Member, 1980
-
1982

Committeeman for United Way Campaign, 1982.

Montgomery County Water District No. 1 Commissioner 1978 to 1986.

Selected Jaycees “Outstanding Young Man of the Year” rec
ipient 1976.


SELECT WORKSHOPS, PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS AND INSERVICE
TOPICS














Length of


Topic




Organization



Date


Presentation


Improving the Principalship

KASSP State Meeting

October 1978



.5
hours

The Key to Improving Sales

Kentucky Farm Bureau

February 1982



.5
hours

Debriefing of Participants
-

State Dept. of Education

Feb.
-
Mar. 1985


4.5
hours

Classroom Teacher Day

Learning Theories and

Clark County Schools

August 1985



2
sessions

Student Psych. Types









2
h
ours each

Learning Theories and

Montgomery Co. Schools

August 1985



2
sessions

Student Psych. Types









2
hours each

Learning Theories and

Washington, Taylor, and

August 1985



2
sessions

Student Psych. Types

Marion County Schools

The Kentucky Pr
incipal

Kentucky Association of

November 1987


3
sessions

Internship/Testing Program

Sec. School Principals





.75
hours each


(Fall Conference)

Teaching Strategies

George Rogers Clark

August 1989



3
-
½
hours


High School

Performance Based

Principals,

Montgomery

December 1991


2
hours

Assessment

County Schools

“First Things First”

Dr. Stephen Covey Sem.

April 1994



2
hours

School Success Session

Kentucky School Boards

February 1996



1
hour

Presenter

Association Conference

Best Educational Practice
s

Hardin County Schools

July 2002



3
hours


Administrators


Leadership Training Course

Dept. of the Army


June 2005



2
hours

Guest Presenter


COMMITTEES


Montgomery County High School Curriculum Committee
-

Chairman, 1973
-
1979.


Montgomery County/Mt. St
erling Joint Committee to Plan Curriculum for Merging
Schools
-

Chairman, 1975
-
1976.


The Montgomery County Plan for Self
-
Improvement
-

Countywide Committee
-

Chairman, 1976
-
1977.


State Guidance Certification Committee 1978
-
1979.


KASSP Program Committee,

1978
-
1979.


Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Five Year Interim Evaluation
-

Russell
High School, 1979.


Visiting Committee
-

SAC
-

Harlan High School, 1988.


Principals’ Intern/Testing Committee
-

1986
-
1989. I was appointed Chairman of this
s
tatewide committee charged with the responsibility of devising a testing and internship
program for Kentucky principals. Teachers, counselors, superintendents, principals, and
college professors comprised this 35 member statewide committee as well as
repr
esentatives from the State Department of Education. The committee’s work was
finished in April 1989.


George Rogers Clark High School Curriculum Committee
-

Chairman, 1986
-
1990.
Trained by NASSP to be an Assessor in the National Association of Secondary
School
Principals’ Assessment Centers (4 day training session), October 1988.


Served as an Assessor in the NASSP Assessment Center held at the University of
Louisville to evaluate Jefferson County applicants for principalships, November 1988.


Trained as
a School Renewal Facilitator for Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools, December 1991.


Selected as a School Renewal Facilitator for Lafayette High School, Lexington,
Kentucky, January 1992
-
1998.


Selected as a School Renewal Facilitator for Bryan S
tation High School, Lexington,
Kentucky, May 1992
-
1998.


Participant in the Kentucky Superintendents’ Leadership Institute (KSLI) conducted by
the Center for Leadership in School Reform (CLSR), January 1992.


Trained by NASSP to be an Assessor in the Kentu
cky Superintendents’ Assessment
Centers. Served as an Assessor at a number of Superintendents’ Assessment Centers
from 1993
-
1998.


Kentucky School Boards’ Association Annual Conference Planning Committee, 1992
-
1997.


Central Kentucky Education Cooperative

Minority Recruitment Subcommittee, February
1, 1995; Cultural Diversity Committee Chairman, 1995
-
97.


Morehead State University Advisory Committee, 1996.


Child and Family Education (CAFE) Advisory Committee, 1996
-
97.


Kentucky Commission on High School G
raduation Requirements, 1996.


Kentucky Department of Education Task Force on Public Education Finance &
Management Issue Group, 1997.


Selected as Initial Evaluation Review Team Chair for Pulaski County Schools, Southern
Association of Colleges and School
s, 1997.


Chief State School Officers’ Commissioner’s Advisory Committee, 1997.


Kentucky Department of Education, Committee on Student Dropouts, 1997.


REFERENCES

Name



Phone



Address

Mr. David Rhodes



(859) 498
-
9621


1308 Country Meadows

KY State Boar
d of Education






Mt. Sterling, KY 40353


Dr. Edward Roberts



(859) 498
-
0200


117 Clay Street


Former Member, Montgomery Co. Schools Board of Education


Mt. Sterling, KY 40353


Dr. John J. Brock, Former Super. of Public

(502) 695
-
1345


Frankfort, KY 40
601

Instruction (Dr. Brock served as Superintendent when I was Principal at Montgomery County
High School)


Ms. Elizabeth Petitt,



(606) 564
-
5563


Mason County Schools

Director of Curriculum






2
nd

and Limestone
Streets







Maysville, KY 41056


Mr. T
im Moore, Superintendent



(606) 564
-
5363



2
nd

and Limestone
Streets

Mason County Schools






Maysville, KY 41056








Mr. David Wilson, Retired Superintendent

(270) 422
-
2804


145 Molly Brown Road

Meade County Schools






Brandenburg, KY
40108


Mr. Mi
tch Crump, Superintendent



(270) 422
-
7500


1155 Old Ekron Road

Meade County Schools






Brandenburg, KY
40108


Dr. Sam Melloy



(270) 769
-
8958


325 Monroe Street

Associate Superintendent for Personnel





Brandenburg, KY
40108

Hardin County Schools


Mr.

Bobby Lewis



(270) 769
-
8821


Hardin County Schools

Associate Supt. for Student Services





Elizabethtown, KY
42701


Mr. Bill Dennsion



(270) 351
-
3167


801 S. Logsdon
Parkway

Principal, North Hardin High School





Radcliff, KY 40160


Mr. Joe Fowler, Ch
airman



(270) 765
-
7702


Accumetric, LLC

Hardin County Board of Education





350 Ring Road







Elizabethtown, KY
42701


Mr. Joe Brothers, Chairman



(270) 737
-
6643


115 Connecticut Ct.

18 years with the Elizabethtown Independent BOE



Elizabethtown, KY
42701


Mr. Greg Beavin, Board Member



(270) 422
-
3979 (w)

6255 Midway Road

Meade County Board of Education


(270) 496
-
4130 (h)

Brandenburg, KY
40180


Ms. Jennifer Hobbs



(270) 769
-
8827


Hardin County Schools

Director of Personnel






Elizabe
thtown, KY
42
701