The Harlan County School Board has selected Brent Roark to take over for outgoing superintendent Mike Howard.
Howard will retire on June 30th.
According to a news release from the school system, Roark has held numerous positions in the district, including assistant superintendent, Title I director, teacher, coach and others.
He holds numerous degrees and certifications. He earned his elementary education degree at Eastern Kentucky University, his Master of Arts, Rank I and instructional supervision from Union College, and his instructional leadership for superintendency from EKU.
Roark is only the 16th superintendent in the district since 1984.