Hargens In Louisville To Prepare For JCPS Post

The new superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools is in Louisville for the first time since she was hired for the post last month. Dr. Donna Hargens will be in town through Tuesday. She’s meeting with school board members and district officials, including interim Superintendent Dr. Freda Merriweather. She also made a stop at Churchill […]

Second Superintendent Finalist Forum Frustrates Attendees

The second of two finalists for superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools answered questions last night at a public hearing. But local teacher Marsha Spears was not satisfied with what Dr. Donna Hargens of North Carolina had to say. “I don’t feel like she actually answered many of the questions, when asked what her beliefs […]

Search Panel Member Satisfied With JCPS Supt. Candidates

A member of the search committee that screened candidates for superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools says she believes the panel got the best possible pool of applicants for the job. Myrdin Thompson is also president of the 15th District PTA. She says now that the list of candidates has been narrowed to two finalists, […]

Two Finalists Chosen For JCPS Superintendent’s Job

The two finalists for the superintendent’s job at Jefferson County Public Schools will visit Louisville next week. The school board selected them today from a field of five semifinalists. They are: Dr. Donna Hargens (below left), Chief Academic Officer for Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina, which has more than 143,000 students; and Dr. […]