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Moore named JCS superintendent

At a specially-called meeting of the Jessamine County Board of Education on Monday, July 24, the board voted unanimously to hire Matt Moore as JCS Superintendent, pending successful contract negotiations.

Moore has served in a variety of capacities during his 25-year career with Jessamine Schools, such as the Director of Special Programs for 12 years, a teacher at both elementary and high school levels and as a coach for the district boys varsity soccer team. His most recent title was the Deputy Superintendent-Chief of Staff, a position he has held since 2012. 

Moore is also a military veteran. He served as an Officer in the Army Reserves and Kentucky National Guard from 1985-2008. 

“After a very rigorous and thorough superintendent selection process, we are thrilled to announce that Mr. Moore was chosen unanimously to lead our district,” Amy Day, Jessamine County Board of Education chairwoman, said in a press release. “The screening committee did an excellent job and considered 17 qualified candidates for the position.  Mr. Moore stood out to our board for his track record of success as well as his vision for the future.”

Moore sets the bar high for his own performance, and throughout his career, he has been recognized for his achievements. As a member of the military, he earned the Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal in 2009 for “service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner.”  In 2008, Moore was named the Kentucky Special Education Administrator of the Year and in 1998, he was selected as the Jessamine County Elementary Teacher of the Year. He was named the 1992 College of Education Outstanding Graduate of the University of Kentucky and he was twice named the Boys’ Varsity Soccer Conference Coach of the Year.