The Graves County Board of Education named Kim Harrison as the new superintendent, effective July 1.
Harrison has served as the Graves County assistant superintendent for the past four years and as elementary instructional supervisor for the past eight years. Before that she was the principal at Wingo Elementary School. Harrison has worked in education in Graves County for 13 years.
Graves County Schools Superintendent Pete Galloway says he’ll retire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Galloway has worked for Graves County schools for 40 years, and he’s led the district since 2008.
Seniors at the Graves County Area Technology Center in Mayfield now rank third among Kentucky high school technology students in mastery of skills needed to go to work. The Graves County students scored 68.3 percent on three Work Keys tests. The tests measure if applicants are qualified for factory jobs and gauge proficiency in reading, applied math and locating information.