Two more administrative positions were recently filled when Marshall County Schools selected Scott Pullen as a Marshall County High School Assistant Principal and Michael Boyd as Chief Information Officer.
Pullen begins his 26th year in education later this week when he starts an administrative role at the high school from which he graduated. He's no stranger to Marshall County Schools, having served three separate stints at North Marshall Middle as a teacher, coached and taught at MCHS for three years, served as assistant principal at Central Elementary for four years and principal of South Marshall Elementary for three years.
"I went into education because my father was a teacher and coach and I always admired the impact and influence he had on students and players, and wanted to follow in his footsteps the path he established," he said. "I have always desired the opportunity to work under Patricia Greer as an assistant principal. I have observed her incredible talents from afar and the positivity that she and the other assistants have generated at MCHS and I wanted to be part of that atmosphere. Furthermore, I am a very proud graduate and believe that it is, and will always be, the premier high school in western Kentucky."
Pullen said in his new position he wants to be a support system and resource for all faculty and staff with a goal of doing whatever is necessary to make their jobs more efficient, productive and easier.
"I will serve the MCHS students, faculty and staff in multiple capacities and be a part of the continued academic success," he said. "I hope to inject successful ideas that will promote continued growth and positive culture for all."
Pullen lives in Benton with his wife, Lisa, who teaches 2nd grade at Benton Elementary and their children and dog, Dooley. Their son, Clark, is a 7th grader at South Marshall Middle School and their daughter, Joanie, is a 5th grader at Benton Elementary School.
Boyd has served in the education sector for approximately 11 years, most recently as CIO for Graves County Schools. Several years before holding that position, he was also GCS's network technician and held several positions in the tech department at Christian County Schools. He also spent five years with CSI in Paducah as enterprise server engineer.
Boyd has always been interested in the CIO position with Marshall County Schools, he said, because he's always looking to grow and looking forward to nurturing the 21st Century skills of Marshall County's students.
"I would love to allow all students the opportunity to have technology at their finger tips.--any time, any place," he said. "This world is changing and technology is a huge part of the change. If we don't prepare our next generations, we are doing a major disservice to them."
Boyd and his wife, Lacy, live in Carlisle County with their four children.