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Superintendent hits ground running

Pulaski County welcomed new school superintendent Dr. Kevin Siers Tuesday night, who, with at least some sleep, hit the ground running early Wednesday, speaking at the Pulaski County schools convocation ceremony at New River Community College.

Siers brings to the county 16 years in public education, serving as superintendent of schools in Monroe County, W.Va., and the last four years as principal at Christiansburg High School.

What a fast introduction to  the county, administration, staffs and teachers in his first 12 hours. That’s hitting the ground running.

He and his wife, Jane, reside in Christiansburg, but are looking for a home in the county. Pulaski County schools are not a new thing for them. They have a granddaughter who  lives in Draper and is a fifth grader at Pulaski Elementary School. These are assets that can impact the county school system.

What a rush it must be since Pre-K, K, sixth- and ninth-grade students were in school this morning, and all other students join them Friday. Monday it will be full blast as buses roll, teachers are in their assigned rooms, and principals, administrative staffs, kitchen workers and others are on the job going full steam ahead. Coaches, players, band members and cheerleaders have already put in long hours preparing for the coming sports actions.

Siers is familiar with all these aspects of schools opening and operating. He plans to be on the road quickly, visiting every school by the end of the week.

School board chairman Mike Barbour says the board believed the best individual to lead county schools into the next plateau was appointed to that post Tuesday. Welcome, Dr. Siers, to Pulaski County. The best of luck.



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