Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Members to the Kentucky Center for School Safety Board of Directors

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 22, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker
502-564-2611
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed six members to the Kentucky Center for School Safety Board of Directors.

Judge John Knox Mills, of Barbourville, is the Chief Regional District Judge for the 27th District of Kentucky.  Judge Mills received a bachelor’s degree in communications and psychology from the University of Kentucky and a law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.  He is a member of the Kentucky National Guard and represents juvenile court judges on the board.  His wife, Jennifer, is employed by the Knox County Board of Education. 

Darrel E. Sea, of Lawrenceburg, is employed by the Anderson County Board of Education as a bus driver and a driving trainer.  Sea is the former director for the Anderson County Transportation Division.  He represents classified school employees on the board.  He is married to Wanda Jean Sea.

Timothy F. Goodlett, of Liberty, is the principal of Casey County High School.  Goodlett is a member of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators and the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals.  He represents local school administrators on the board.  His wife, Joyce, is employed by the Casey County Board of Education.

Dr. Robert E. Rowland, of Danville, is superintendent of the Danville Independent Schools.  Rowland received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville and doctorate in education from the University of Kentucky.  He represents superintendents on the board.  Dr. Rowland’s wife, Pattie, is also employed by the Danville Board of Education.

Charles J. Hunter IV, of Maysville, is a teacher for the Mason County Board of Education.  Hunter received a bachelor’s degree from Asbury College and a master’s degree from Morehead State University.  He is a member of the American Choral Educators Association and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.  He represents teachers on the board.  His wife, Nancy, is employed by Maysville Community College.

Timothy J. Smith, of Versailles, is a pilot for Southwest Airlines.  Smith received a bachelor’s degree from the Citadel and a master’s degree from Abilene Christian University.  He represents school council parents on the board.  He is married to Rene Smith.

Judge Mills is a new appointee to the board.  All others are serving consecutive terms.

The Kentucky Center for School Safety Board of Directors is made up of 11 members, seven of whom are appointed by the governor.  The board is the center for data analysis, research, allocation of information about successful school safety programs, research results and new programs.  The board provides technical assistance to ensure safer schools and works closely with the Kentucky Department of Education.


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