The Hardin County Board of Education met this evening and voted unanimously to appoint Sherry Barnes of Radcliff, Kentucky to fill a vacant seat on the Board.
"I am grateful for this opportunity to serve on the Hardin County Board of Education,” Ms. Barnes said. “We can invest in the future by giving our students the knowledge and skills to achieve their short- and long-term goals. I’m excited and ready to work.”
Ms. Barnes fills the seat that represents Board of Education Division I. Mr. Mark Casey resigned from that seat in mid-July.
“We are excited for Sherry to join the Board,” Hardin County Board of Education Chair Charlie Wise said. “We reviewed her application and have had an extensive conversation with her. She is a student-centered individual and has the best interest of students at heart. Her involvement in and knowledge of her precinct and the rest of the county will be an asset to the Board.”
Ms. Barnes is a graduate of Fort Knox High School. She earned her associate of applied sciences degree from the Community College of the Air Force, her bachelor’s degree from McKendree University and her master of business administration from Morehead State University. Her daughter is a John Hardin High School graduate.
She currently works for Strategic Resources, Inc. (SRI) in supporting the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) as it implements a new enterprise soldier recruiting system.
Ms. Barnes served eight years in the United States Air Force Reserves. She was also an Associate Professor at Central Texas College and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
“Ms. Barnes has an extensive education background,” Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan said. “She understands that the art of teaching and learning is essential to the success of our society. Our Board of Education is dedicated to our students and I know she will be a great addition. I am looking forward to working with her.”
Ms. Barnes’ seat will be on the ballot in the November 2022 election.