Trigg County Superintendent Travis Hamby announced his resignation Thursday to the Trigg County Board of Education.
Hamby gave written notice that he will resign effective July 1 to become superintendent of Allen County Schools the same day.
In the letter to board members Superintendent Hamby stated, “I am extremely appreciative of the experiences I have had while serving Trigg County Public Schools over the last 12 years.”
Hamby joined the district on July 1, 2007 as the assistant superintendent of operations and personnel and has served two terms as superintendent of Trigg County Public Schools.
Superintendent Hamby went on to say in his letter, “Trigg County Public Schools has a committed and dedicated staff that works tirelessly each day to empower the next generation. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the students of this community alongside the great team of teachers, support staff, and leaders that make up Trigg County Public Schools.
"I am amazed by the way the community always comes together to support one another, our students, and our schools," he continued. "While this is a bittersweet transition, it is with great anticipation that I pursue this new opportunity to grow professionally as well as new opportunities for my family. I wish Trigg County Public Schools and the entire community the best in the future.”
Board Chair Jo Alyce Harper said, “Mr. Hamby has led our district for the past nine years with an open and collaborative relationship with the Trigg County Board of Education, staff, parents, and community. His enthusiasm and passion to produce high achieving college and career ready students is impressive and contagious. He will be greatly missed and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
The Trigg County Board of Education will begin the search process for the next superintendent within the coming weeks.