Dr. Kevin Hub spent a recent afternoon with all of the eighth grade students at Scott County Middle School speaking about his career in the military and its influence on his work as Superintendent of Scott County Schools. Teacher Mary Jo Johnson invited Hub to speak in conjunction with the careers class offered at SCMS.
Hub spoke about basic training which he attended while a student at West Point. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy where he also played baseball. Hub served as an infantry platoon leader in the United States Army. He led 39 men into battle during the Gulf War and brought 39 men home. “No one leaves the battlefield without a scar,” Hub reflected.
Dr. Hub told students that every single day his life is made easier because of his military experience. Asking students about traits of an effective leader, Hub applied each response to his military service as well as his career in education. To Scott County Middle School eighth grade students, leaders have discipline, determination, and competency and are able to remain calm in stressful situations and make split-second decisions. Leaders put others before themselves. In Scott County, there are 9000 students, 1200 adults, and 55,000 members of the community that Hub puts first.
Students also had some thoughtful questions for the district’s commander in chief.
Question: “What was your favorite MRE?”
Answer: “Scrambled eggs and ham.”
Question: “What job would have if you were not Superintendent?”
Answer: “I once thought I might be a city planner but I always wanted to be a teacher.”
Question: “Why did you come to Scott County?”
Answer: “There is no reason Scott County can’t be the number one district in the state, who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”
Students also pressed Hub about relevant issues for our community, like the building of a new high school. His response was unwavering as he counted the years to let them know there would be a new high school in Scott County ready to open in time for their junior year.