(Jan. 4, 2022) – As Kentucky observes School Board Recognition Month in January, the Carroll County School District is joining in the celebration.
Carolyn Jones, Gwen Chapman, Corey Groseclose, D'anne Smith, and Rob Spenneberg are among the more than 850 school board members in the state’s 171 local school districts being recognized this month for their service.
“This is the perfect time to thank school board members for serving in a role that has become
increasingly complex,” said Davonna Page, president of the Kentucky School Boards Association and member of the Russellville Independent school board. “Members of the Carroll County School District Board of Education are responsible for making decisions aimed at ensuring that every child in their district has a chance to be successful both in school and in life.”
“School board members have a very challenging job, and their contributions often go unrecognized,” said Superintendent Danny Osborne. “It goes without saying that no one signed up to guide a school district through the COVID-19 pandemic, for example, but our board members took this challenge on just as they have taken on other challenges over the years. This truly is a great service to our community. I encourage everyone to thank the board members for their service.”
In 2021, the Carroll County Board of Education members were recognized for their outstanding leadership through the PEAK Award from the Kentucky School Boards Association. KSBA’s Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award, given twice yearly, was established in 1997 to focus statewide attention on outstanding public school efforts that enhance student learning and promote the positive impact of public elementary and secondary education in Kentucky. The success of the Double C Farm at Camp KYSOC led to the district winning the award.
"The future is bright for the Carroll County School District, and this month is a great time to recognize our board members for all of the work they have done leading us to this point," Osborne said.