Cumberland County School District has named Lisa Perdue as the new director of early childhood education, intervention, and food service effective June 30.
Perdue has been employed by the Cumberland County School District for 21 years, spending the last eight years as principal of Cumberland County Elementary School. Perdue has served as assistant principal at Cumberland County Middle School, a district instructional coach, and a teacher at both CCMS and Cumberland County High School.
Perdue said that she feels blessed to have served as principal of CCES.
“The last eight years have been the best of my career,” Perdue said. “I have enjoyed it and felt like we made a real impact on kids in Cumberland County.”
Perdue will be working in several areas at the central office, including response to intervention, early childhood education, preschool, new teacher induction and development, and food service.
Superintendent Dr. Kirk Biggerstaff said that Perdue is a capable leader whose focus will continue to be on the children of this community.
“This new role for Mrs. Lisa is perfectly suited to her strengths,” Biggerstaff said. “She is an advocate for literacy, early intervention, and the professional growth of teachers. Her record as a school leader speaks volumes about her capabilities and personal integrity.”
Under Perdue’s leadership, CCES was rated as a four-star school in 2018-19 with high proficiency and growth. In 2019, Perdue was selected as the keynote speaker at the annual Leadership EdCamp for Principals sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education. At the conference, Perdue spoke about her passion for teaching and learning and how she found a home she loves at CCES.
Perdue and her husband, Casey, have four children - Hunter, Braden, Kynslee, and Easton.