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Dr. Paul Green, Superintendent 

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August 8, 2022 


Dear Carter County School Staff: 


I hope your summer has been filled with fun, relaxation, and time well spent with family and friends. It is with great enthusiasm that I officially welcome you to the 2022-23 school year.


As we embark on our new school year, a couple of things have come into focus as priorities for our district.  First, I encourage all staff members to reflect on the true purpose of education.  I believe our true purpose is to prepare our students for their future world.  We often make decisions in education because that is the way it has always been done.  Well, the world we live in is changing rapidly.  Because we live in an ever-changing world, we should always reflect on what we do, and ask ourselves if it is still the best way. I encourage everyone to look to the future and be open to new ideas and innovation that will better serve our students in the future.


Second, as I reflect on the recent flooding events in Southeast Kentucky, I am amazed at the out-pouring of support and goodwill.  It is so encouraging to see people coming together and working hard to lift others up in their time of need.  With this, I encourage everyone to work to continue to be positive and supportive of each other, not only in their worst times, but every day.  


Years ago, Carter County Schools adopted the motto, “Carter County Schools-- The Standard of Excellence”.  These words are very meaningful as we expect our district to lead the state in setting this standard.  It has been an honor for me to work with staff members that understand this meaning and strive to ensure Carter County continues to live up to these high expectations every day.


I hope everyone has a wonderful start to the new school year.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.  Thank you for all you do for the students of Carter County.




Paul Green, Ed.D.

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