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Butcher, Bobrowski honored for outstanding achievement

Photo: award winnersThe Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC) has named Steve Butcher, superintendent of Pulaski County Schools, and Dr. Tim Bobrowski, superintendent of Owsley County, as 2018 KEDC Superintendents of the Year.

Under his leadership, the Pulaski County School System has achieved the designation of Distinguished District six years running and boasts a 100 percent college/career rate and a 97.8 percent graduation rate validating that educational programs are focused on results.

He earned a football scholarship to Western Kentucky University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. Butcher earned a Master’s Degree from Morehead State University and Professional Certificates from Eastern Kentucky University.

Photo: award winnersBobrowski has been superintendent in rural Owsley County since 2011 and has led the charge to empower others, personalize education, overcome barriers, and care for the whole child.

He was part of MSU’s first group of students to graduate with a Doctorate of Educational Leadership degree.

A few of his accomplishments include:

College Career Readiness numbers have risen from 7 in 2011 to 84 percent in 2017; Owsley County Schools offer a 24/7/365 learning environment with digital resources and 1:1 devices; In 2016, Owsley County High School was a distinguished high school for the first time in district history. The same year Owsley County School District was named a proficient district; and Owsley County operates a virtual high school.

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Above, top, from left to right: Nancy Hutchinson, KEDC executive director, Dr. Tim Bobrowski, Owsley County Schools and Dr. Jim Evans, KEDC board chair.

Above, bottom, from left to right: Dr. Jim Evans, KEDC board chair, Steve Butcher, Pulaski County Schools and Nancy Hutchinson, KEDC executive director.