Longtime Jenkins educator Harvey Tackett has accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools at Bath County. Tackett has served as a teacher, basketball and track coach, high school principal, and most recently Director of Pupil Personnel in the Jenkins Independent Schools System.
Tackett served as Safe Schools Director and spearheaded efforts in Jenkins for the installation of security and monitoring systems in each school in the Jenkins System. He worked to implement state bullying awareness and suicide prevention measures in the system and worked with the Jenkins Police Department, Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department, and Kentucky State Police in efforts to make police officers more visible and to create an friendly presence on the system’s campuses.
Tackett was also instrumental in establishing the truancy diversion program. He worked with District Court Judge Kevin Mullins, Court Appointed Worker Mike Watts, and Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton in a joint effort to prevent truancy and to ensure that those students who had been truant would have the opportunity to return to school and finish their education.
Speaking from his office in Owingsville, Tackett said he is very pleased to have the new opportunity.
“I’m very excited, blessed, and honored to have the opportunity to be appointed as the next Superintendent at Bath County Schools,” said Tackett. “I look forward to a long association with the Bath County School District to serve and work as a team with all the stakeholders to strive to make a difference with every child every day.”