Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan has asked a former HCS teacher, assistant principal, principal and associate superintendent to be the interim Chief Support Officer for Hardin County Schools.
Bobby Lewis, who retired from the district in 2015 as Associate Superintendent for Student Services, will lead the district’s student services and human resources departments for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to come back and be a member of two vital departments in our district,” Lewis said. “These teams have a great state-wide reputation of doing what is best for students and staff and helping them achieve success. I appreciate Mrs. Morgan for placing her trust in me. I’m looking forward to this wonderful opportunity.”
Lewis replaces Chris Bauer, who retired as the HCS Chief Support on February 14, 2020.
“Bobby will do a fantastic job in this role,” Morgan said. “He has proven time and time again that he is truly dedicated to the students and staff of Hardin County Schools. He is respected by the staff and has a natural rapport with students and parents. He has a wide array of experiences as an administrator, educator and mentor. He knows how to manage conflict, meet deadlines and bring resolution.”
After he retired in 2015, Lewis spent nearly an entire school year as the interim principal at GC Burkhead Elementary School in 2016. In 2017, he came back to serve as interim principal at Vine Grove Elementary School.
“We truly appreciate the 25-plus years of service Chris Bauer gave to Hardin County Schools,” Morgan added. “Chris worked tirelessly for students and always put them first in thought, word and deed. He recruited some amazing staff members to our district and gave them the tools to successfully lead students."
The Chief Support Officer position vacancy is posted on the HCS website. The district hopes to have a permanent successor to Bauer by July 1, 2020.