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Ellison Named Director of Maintenance

Dwayne Ellison will take the reins as Director of Maintenance for Scott County Schools.  Ellison has served as Principal of Scott County Ninth Grade School for three years.  Ellison and his team at the Ninth Grade School have worked with diligence to raise and meet expectations for student learning and ensure all students are college and career ready.  Growing up as a part of his family’s construction business, he is ready to take on a new challenge as Director of Maintenance.  

“I am excited about the opportunity to take on my dream job.  I am also very sad about leaving a great team at the ninth grade,” Ellison said.

Maintenance staff responded with applause as Superintendent Patricia Putty announced the new director.  Randell Grimes has been an integral part of the Maintenance Department for 26 years.  “Dwayne Ellison will make an excellent Director of Maintenance.  I think he is very qualified.  He is a fair man and listens to his employees,” Grimes commented. 

Greg Brandenburg has 22 years of service with Scott County Schools and agrees with Grimes. “Dwayne Ellison is a great guy and will do a great job.” 

Superintendent Putty noted that Ellison has difficult shoes to fill.  Director of Maintenance Zan Rexroat recently retired after 34 years in education.  Putty expressed admiration and appreciation for the Maintenance staff who serve as our district’s unsung heroes.

“I will work hard to ensure that every student in our district has a safe and well-maintained learning environment.  Working with an outstanding staff, I will build on the legacy left by Zan Rexroat,” Ellison reflected. 

Ellison is a graduate of Campbellsville University and earned Masters degrees from Georgetown College and Eastern Kentucky University. Qualifications for Director of Maintenance require both teaching and principal certification as well as five years of experience as an administrator. 

Ellison started his career as a social studies teacher in Meade County but has called Scott County home for more than 16 years serving as an Assistant Principal at Scott County High School before becoming Principal at the Ninth Grade School.  This experience will be invaluable as the district builds a second high school.  Great Crossing High School will open in August 2017 for 700 students.


For more information:

Renee Holmes, (502) 570-3059, renee.holmes@scott.kyschools.us

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