By Adam Black, Editor
The Ashland Beacon
Greenup County Public Schools has named a new superintendent.
Traysea Moresea will continue in the role of superintendent after stepping in as interim for former superintendent, Sherry Horsley. On Monday after a unanimous vote by the board, Moresea was officially offered the position full-time.
“It feels a bit surreal,” Moresea said. “I will make all my decisions for what is best for the kids.”
Moresea brings 20 years of educational experience to the helm of Greenup County Schools. Moresea received a Bachelor of Arts in Education, a Master’s in Educational Leadership, and certification as Instructional Supervisor, Grades PK-12, all from Marshall University. She completed her certification work for Superintendent at Eastern Kentucky University. She has worked in the Greenup County School District since 2014.
“We will continue to look at academic success and duel credits for our students, but I would really like to get a bit more of work-based learning projects out in our communities,” Moresea said.
Moresea had stated she was not interested in the official position when accepting the role as interim, however after hearing from friends, family, and co-workers she decided to apply for the job.
“No, I had no intentions of applying for the job,” Moresea said. “But honestly, I had tons of teachers and friends come up to me and ask me if I would and said I would be really good at it.”
During the special board meeting, once the decision was made after the board came out of executive session, Moresea spoke to the board, thanking them for putting their trust in her.
“The board has been so easy to work with through my interim, and that is one of the reasons I decided I wanted to step up and do this full time,” Moresea said. “I love Greenup County and I want the best for the children and the schools here.”
Moresea was one of four candidates who were interviewed by the Greenup County School Board and received praises from them at the meeting.
“Everyone had a really good interview and it was a very tough decision,” Chairman Mary Kay McGinnis-Ruark said. “It was hard. All the candidates were highly qualified, but Traysea fit what we were looking for to a T.”
Greenup County schools will start back August 14.