Preparing students for the future
Matt Moore has served as Deputy
superintendent of Jessamine
County Schools since August
2017. He has worked
for the Jessamine
County School district
for more than 25
years, and worked as
the director of special
programs for 12 years.
He has taught at both
elementary and high
school levels, as well
as coached boys varsity
soccer. Moore is a transplant to Jessamine
County, moving to the area from Henderson
County. He served in the Army Reserves and
Kentucky National Guard from 1985-2008
and lives in Nicholasville along with his wife,
What is your favorite part
about being a Jessamine
The small-town family atmosphere has
always attracted me to Jessamine County,
which is one of the main reasons I chose to
remain here as an adult.
When those you meet in life ask
you about where you live, how
do you describe it?
It’s home. Depending on the topic and
the people I’m speaking with, I always have
something special to share about our county.
Whether it’s the school system, the community
events, the people or the local creek
fishing, Jessamine County is consistently a
big part of my conversations and life.
What have you found unique
about living and working in
The unique thing about Jessamine County
is the relationships that we have with one
another. There is always that sense of pride
in everything we do because we know we
are doing it for people we care about.
What are some of the developments
in the county that
you have seen over time which
stand out to you?
Obviously the biggest change to Jessamine
County for me is the growth of the
school system. Not only have we grown in
our student population and school campuses,
but we have also developed multiple impactful
opportunities for our students that
didn’t exist even 10 years ago.
What are you most excited
about for the future of
The community has pulled resources
together for a common purpose. This includes
our effort to become a work ready
community, to develop a walking trail, the
School Resource Officer partnership as well
as the healthy community accreditation
and work-based learning opportunities for
our students. We are being very intentional
with our focus on community resources,
community opportunities and community
What have you learned and
taken from your time spent as
superintendent of Jessamine
Our district has a continuous improvement
mindset and we are in pursuit of
excellence, but never at the expense of relationships
and personalized instruction because
our students are our focus.
How has living in Jessamine
County shaped you as an
I am proud of the fact that I’m from Jessamine
County and Kentucky, and I believe
that we represent the heart and soul of the
What is your favorite
memory or pasttime
in Jessamine County?
My time in the classroom working with
students will always be some of my favorite
memories as well as the time I get to spent
with my wife and our family.
Where is your favorite place
to go in Jessamine County?
My favorite place in Jessamine County is
standing in the middle of one of the local
creeks with a fishing pole in my hand.
What is your favorite holiday
or community event which
takes place in Jessamine
County and why?
I have attended the Taste of Jessamine
with my wife for several years and find it
a great opportunity to experience a diverse
range of foods and to interact with several
wonderful members of our community.
Our Arts Walk event is always a favorite as
well. We have so many talented students! In
addition, our high school graduations are so
special to me. Knowing that we have given
our best to prepare graduates for success and
seeing them and their families enjoy the moment
as they enter the next phase of their
journey is exciting and satisfying.