Superintendent Benny Lile Announces Retirement
EDMONTON, Ky. (November 12, 2019) – Metcalfe County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Benny Lile announced his pending retirement at the close of the November school board meeting.
Lile indicated his plans to retire after the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year. “Even though I know the time is right, this is one of the more difficult decisions I have ever had to make,” Lile said. “I could speak endlessly about the quality of the people in Metcalfe County. My colleagues, the school board, our staff and community, and most importantly our students are all just tremendous individuals.”
This school year marked 35 years in education for Dr. Lile. “My first seven years were as a teacher at North Metcalfe Elementary. My last seven will end as superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools. When I think of the people I have encountered during my career I have, without a doubt, been a blessed individual.”
Superintendent Lile spent two years with the Kentucky Department of Education and 19 years as a director with Barren County Schools. “One thing I have learned is there are great people everywhere and great kids in all schools. I have been fortunate to be able to experience just a small part of it.”
Dr. Lile said the many innovations and opportunities he has been a part of the past seven years are some of the things he will miss the most. “I can truly say there has never been a dull moment. The teachers and staff of Metcalfe County Schools are constantly striving to provide every student with new and exciting opportunities. However, as I shared with the school board, I firmly believe the best days are ahead for Metcalfe County Schools, and I will always be ‘Metcalfe Hornets Ever…’”
Board chair Joey Shive indicated the process to select Lile’s replacement will begin immediately, and the board hoped to have someone named during the spring semester.