hopkinsschool 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/14/13) – The Hopkins County Board of Education is holding the final interviews for selection of the new School System Superintendent replacing former Superintendent James Stevens.

The interviews of the four finalists take place Monday, May 13 and Tuesday May 14 at two special called meetings that are closed to public or press. SurfKY News posted a report on the final applicants with information provided by the Board.

Click here to view the original release.

Up to the first week in May, the matter of who the applicants are for the position has remained very private within the board, as it is not a public matter, rather one of a private occupation/applicant selection just like any other employer. The four final applicants were announced via the aforementioned article SurfKY News posted on May 7:

  • Rob Clayton Principal, South Oldham Middle School, Crestwood, KY
  • Matthew Constant Assistant Superintendent, Owensboro Public Schools, Owensboro, KY
  • Rita Cook Superintendent, Middlesboro Independent Public Schools, Middlesboro, KY
  • Linda Zellich Deputy Superintendent, Hopkins County Public Schools, Madisonville, KY


Two of the four applicants screened are interviewing privately at Monday’s board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Hopkins Co. Board of Education Building on South Seminary Street and the other two will be interviewed the next night, Tuesday. There will not be a decision reached until each applicant finalist has been properly screened, interviewed and offered a contract for review.

The hiring/interview board present for the closed meeting interviews consists of five members. Also present will be the Board attorney, Keith Cartwright. Current Deputy Superintendent Linda Zellich has submitted her application for the position, and she is the only finalist applicant who is currently part of the Hopkins County school system.

When asked if that would make any difference as far as favor in the hiring process, board member Steve Faulk agreed with board attorney Keith Cartwright when he said, “There will be no favor granted to any applicant for any reason other than who the board determines is the best candidate for the job.” Faulk included, “We have a list to follow and the screening process will directly reflect the care we take in election.”

The board has an indefinite amount of time to reach a decision on who they elect for the position. They will notify interested parties, and SurfKY News will promptly update the public.

Jessica Frodge
SurfKY News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 17,826.30
-279.47 (-1.54%)    
2 S&P 2,081.18
-23.81 (-1.13%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,931.81
-75.98 (-1.52%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6118

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4670

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 09, 2015 3888

MPD, HCSO Joint Investigation Leads to Two…

by Lt. William Poe
April 16, 2015 3286

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 09, 2015 3111

Woman Charged with Multiple Offenses Including…

by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10016

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8410

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 16, 2015 3286

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 16, 2015 1886

Dawson Native, Former Disney Graphic Designer…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 1300

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
April 16, 2015 1293

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 1144

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 16, 2015 1131

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 1131

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 993

Business Spotlight: Community Health Centers…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 873

Children’s Advocacy Director Shares Information…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 767

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Dips to 5.1 Percent in…

by Kim Brannock