Debbie Wyatt, a Hardin County Schools intervention specialist, is the Interim HCS Director of Federal Programs and Leadership Development.
“I am very excited to have this opportunity,” Wyatt said. “The Instructional Services Department does a wonderful job of providing support to our schools. I am fortunate to be a member of this team that ensures our schools receive the programs and resources our students truly deserve. As a HCS graduate, parent, and educator in Hardin County, I know first-hand what an incredible district we have. I am looking forward to working with our schools in this capacity.”
Wyatt will be responsible for all the district’s federally funded programs, continuing professional development and learning initiatives and working with principals to provide effective leadership development and support for them and their schools.
“Debbie will do a fantastic job because she always puts students first and is a team player,” Hardin County Schools Chief Academic Officer Greg Sutton said. ”She has always had a knack of finding the perfect ways to help students reach beyond anyone’s expectations. She will work hard to help our schools obtain federal funding that will nurture student growth.”
Wyatt is a 1988 East Hardin High School graduate. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1992 in Elementary Education. She then obtained her Master’s and Rank I from Western Kentucky University. She has earned endorsements in Gifted/Talented education and Education Program Consulting.
She began her career as a primary teacher at Upton Elementary in 1992. In 2001, she began work at the district level in the Instructional Services Department as a Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialist. She continued in the same role at Lakewood Elementary and later transferred to Vine Grove Elementary as an Intervention Specialist/Title I Coordinator. She served as a district Intervention Specialist last school year.
The position will be posted again in the spring of 2020.