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Beechwood Schools Name New Superintendent

A new superintendent has been named for Beechwood Independent School District.

Board Chair Melanie Stricker made the announcement Tuesday.

Dr. Mike S. Stacy was awarded a 4-year contract after being unanimously approved for hire at a special board meeting.

“The Board and I are excited to welcome Dr. Stacy and his family to our Beechwood community and look forward to working together as we strive to achieve our mission 'To Provide Innovative Education Grounded in Tradition',” Stricker said in a news release.

Dr. Stacy has served as the Chief Academic Officer for Woodford County Schools since July 2010. Prior to his work in the Woodford County School District, he served as a principal, assistant principal, athletic director, assistant DPP, head coach, and classroom social studies teacher in multiple districts, at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  

"I am extremely excited to be a part of the Beechwood community and I can't wait to get started," Stacy said in a news release. "I am impressed with the history and performance record of Beechwood Independent Schools and I consider it an honor to have the opportunity to help lead such an amazing institution."  

Beechwood continually ranks among the best school districts in Kentucky.

Dr. Stacy earned his Bachelor's degree in Communications, Sociology, and History from Georgetown College. He then went on to complete his Master's of Education in Administration from the University of Kentucky, and earned his doctorate degree in Educational Policy and Leadership at Spalding University in Louisville.

Dr. Stacy is joined in his move to Beechwood by his wife Melody, and their three children, Tanner age 15, AnnMarie age 13, and Sam age 10.

Dr. Stacy will officially start his new role as Superintendent of Beechwood Independent schools on July 1, 2015.

-Staff report

Photo: Dr. Mike Stacy (provided)