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Radcliff Elementary School Principal Chris Corder is the new Hardin County Schools Student Transportation Director.

“I’m excited about this opportunity,” Corder said.  “Our drivers, monitors, technicians, coordinators and bus garage staff are simply top-notch.  They work hard every day to get more than 10,000 students to and from school safely.  They all do a tremendous job and I’m thankful to be part of the team.”

Corder came to Hardin County Schools in 2004 and worked as a special education teacher at Vine Grove Elementary School for five years.  In 2009, he moved to a similar position at North Hardin High School.  He also served as head girls’ basketball coach from 2011 to 2013.  In July 2013, he was asked to become the assistant principal at James T. Alton Middle school.  He left there in 2014 to begin his service at Radcliff Elementary. 

“Chris is very passionate about helping children succeed,” HCS Chief Operations Officer John Stith said.  “When you talk to Chris, you walk away feeling excited about his leadership skills.  He has tremendous experience at every educational level and has been through a lot of scenarios.  He has a wonderful way to build a solid rapport with students, staff, parents and the community.  His energy level is extremely high.  He will continue to lead the best transportation team in the state in the right direction.”

“I want to thank the staff, parents and community at Radcliff Elementary School for the deep engagement and investment of time and talent that have given to the students at Radcliff Elementary during my time there,” Corder said.  “The staff  is innovative and has created a magnificent learning environment.”

Corder has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisville, a Masters of Arts degree from Western Kentucky University and a Rank 1 in School Administration from the University of the Cumberlands. 

Corder will replace former HCS Associate Superintendent for Student Services Eric Vowels.  He has been serving as Interim Director of Transportation since the fall of 2017 when longtime director John Skaggs retired.

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