MC School Board Approves Employment Contract for Dr. John Millay

October 1, 2020

The Martin County School Board approved a three-year contract for incoming superintendent Dr. John D. Millay during its Special Meeting on October 1, 2020. Dr. Millay will formally be sworn into office as the District's first appointed superintendent at the conclusion of Superintendent Laurie J. Gaylord's second elected term in November.

"I am very happy to be here," Dr. Millay shared. "I'm excited to enter the community and meet your students. I take this responsibility seriously - I'm very humbled by it, and I'm very honored to get to work with so many great people that I've already met and those that I haven't yet."

A veteran educator, Dr. Millay recently retired after a 27-year career serving children and public schools in Kentucky. He spent the last seven years as the Superintendent of the Meade County School District, and has also served as an adjunct professor for both the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University. In 2019, he was presented with the “Best Practice Award” by the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Learning and Continuous Improvement for his work in implementing models for special education and professional development. He has served as a superintendent mentor for the Kentucky Department of Education, and was selected to present to the National School Boards Association this year on the development of student pathways and community/college partnerships. He holds undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-12), a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration (K-12).

Please click here to view Dr. Millay's employment contract that was presented to the School Board for approval.