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Belcher Selected as Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Andy Belcher has been selected to take on a new role as assistant superintendent for Hopkins CountyDr. Andy Belcher Schools. He has a 24-year career in education and has served as district director of assessment for the past five years. 

In his new role, Belcher will oversee transportation and assessment. This combines the responsibilities of two director positions, which will not be filled.

“The Transportation Department at Hopkins County Schools plays a vital role in our district's collective success,” Belcher said. “We are fortunate to have such exceptional school bus drivers and a Transportation Department that goes above and beyond to serve our community. I am grateful to the members of the hiring committee and to Superintendent Smith for giving me the opportunity to join this special group of people. I can't wait to get started!” 

Belcher’s career has included working as a school counselor at James Madison Middle School, principal at Hopkins County Day Treatment and HCS Academy, school psychologist for Hopkins County Schools, and a classroom teacher at South Hopkins Middle School and Broadway Elementary School in Providence. He currently is also an adjunct professor with Oakland City University.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in middle school education and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, both from Murray State University, and a doctorate in education in educational leadership from Oakland City University.

Belcher is a member of the boards of directors of the Southern Regional Education Board and Kentucky Association of Assessment Coordinators. He is very active in the Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce, serving as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Board as well as being chairman of the Board of Directors of Leadership Hopkins County. He is also a member of the University of Kentucky Parent Advisory Council.

“Dr. Belcher’s servant leadership skills will be beneficial in leading our transportation family,” said Hopkins County Schools Superintendent Amy Smith. “His heart for our students, staff, and community is at the forefront of all decisions. We are excited to work with Dr. Belcher in his new role and look forward to his innovation mindset in recruiting and retaining drivers, monitors, and vehicle mechanics.