Sutton Named New McCracken County Superintendent
By Michael Jenkins
PADUCAH, KY - At a special meeting Thursday night, the McCracken County Board of Education unanimously voted to hire Quin Sutton to be the district's next superintendent.
Sutton, currently the superintendent of Lyon County Schools, succeeds Dr. Nancy Waldrop, who will retire in June.
Sutton was an agriculture teacher in Lyon County in 1988 and has worked in administration since 1996. From 2005-2008 he was assistant superintendent and director of pupil personnel at Caldwell County Schools. In 2008, he became superintendent of Lyon County.
“It is exciting to have the opportunity to lead a school district that is as successful as McCracken County,” Sutton said. “I look forward to working with the staff, parents and community to ensure all students of McCracken County are provided every opportunity to be successful while in school, and are prepared for the next phase in their lives after high school.”
Sutton was selected from a highly qualified field following a rigorous selection process that included screening by a selection committee and individual interviews with the board.
“We feel Mr. Sutton will continue the success of McCracken County Schools,” said board chairman Jeff Parker.
“Mr. Sutton will be a great fit for McCracken County Schools. He will keep the focus on the students of this county and be a great leader for the district,” said Waldrop.
Waldrop told the board last December that she had decided not to accept another contract.