Kasey Perkins named as Southwest Licking’s New Superintendent
The Southwest Licking Local School District Board of Education has named Mrs. Kasey Perkins as the next superintendent of schools starting on January 1, 2020 to succeed Mr. Robert Jennell, who is retiring at the end of December. Mrs. Perkins is currently the Assistant Superintendent for SWL.
The Board believes that Mrs. Perkins has proved herself as the best fit to carry forward the vision of the district. Her track record of driving academic excellence at SWL over the past 7 years, along with her passion for working with students and families of our community demonstrates her capability to succeed in this new role.
Mrs. Perkins has been in the education field for 20 years and will complete the doctoral program in Educational Leadership from Miami University in 2020. Prior to working towards her doctorate, she earned a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Ashland University and Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University.
President Kandee Engle stated, “Soon after we began the search process, we found that the best person to carry on the vision of the district was our extremely capable assistant superintendent. As assistant superintendent Mrs. Perkins has been a valuable team member. Her desire to listen to all employees along with her collaborative problem solving skills make SWL a good place to work, and her desire to improve our educational processes and practices makes her the best choice for the kids of SWL.”
Perkins stated “Over the past seven years I have enjoyed being a part of this district. We have worked on curriculum alignment, increased the amount of social-emotional support for students, expanded curriculum offerings and promoted high expectations for our students. I am excited to partner with our students, families, staff and community members to continue progress in this district. I am very grateful for this opportunity and look forward to what is to come.”
If you would like an opportunity to meet Mrs. Perkins, please join us for our District Office Open Office Hours on January 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the district office or at the January Coffee Talk at Depot Street Coffee House at 9:00 am on January 8, 2020.