Graves School Board Rates Galloway Highly
By Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools
MAYFIELD, KY - The Graves County Board of Education rated Superintendent Pete Galloway highly in all ten areas it considered in the board’s annual evaluation of the district’s top administrator. The evaluation took place in executive session at the board’s meeting Monday evening, July 23. The meeting had been moved from its normal third Thursday of the month due to the annual conference of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators last Thursday.
“The Graves County school board rated the superintendent as excellent or outstanding in all categories,” said board chairman Ronnie Holmes. “The board expresses its full support to Mr. Galloway and the direction in which he is leading the Graves County Schools.”
Galloway is entering his fifth year as superintendent. Earlier in the meeting he joked that each time he counts his tenure in the district, the total number of years comes out differently, but it is “right at 40.” He has spent his entire career in the district, where he also attended school in his youth. He began as a vocational agriculture teacher, served for many years as director of pupil personnel, and finally as assistant superintendent before accepting his current position.
The instrument for evaluation the board used includes categories ranging from leadership and district culture to student achievement and learning.
The Graves County School District has ranked among the top 7.5 percent in Kentucky academics since 2004 and in the top 5 percent statewide for the past two years.