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Fort Thomas Independent Schools Names New Assistant Superintendent

Bill Bradford

Fort Thomas Independent Schools Names New Assistant Superintendent


(July 7, 2017) The Fort Thomas Independent Schools has selected Bill Bradford as the new assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. He is currently the principal at River Ridge Elementary School in the Kenton County School District, a position he has held for the past two years.


Bradford’s career in education began as a Spanish teacher at Lafayette High School in the Fayette County Public Schools, where, after teaching six years, he advanced to the position of instructional support specialist for the district. Additionally, he has served as principal at Sixth District Elementary School and then as assistant superintendent for learning support at Covington Independent Schools.


Bradford earned his bachelor’s degree from Transylvania, his master’s degree in Education from Georgetown University and his Rank I in Instructional Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Education at Northern Kentucky University.


A seven-member committee was formed to review and interview the applicants for this position. The committee was unanimous in their selection of Bradford as the top candidate. 


Superintendent Karen Cheser stated, “We are fortunate to have Bill Bradford join our leadership team.  Bill not only has tremendous expertise and successful experience at all levels, but also has the disposition to help us take FTIS to even greater heights.”


“I am looking forward to joining the exceptional team within Fort Thomas Independent Schools,” Bradford added. “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to partner with highly qualified and professional educators at the elementary, middle and high school levels in order to support the teaching and learning efforts there. I'm excited to engage in the culture of rich tradition and collaborate with all stakeholders to continue to focus on the future.”   


Bradford will fill the position vacated by the retirement of Ginger Webb. He will begin serving as the assistant superintendent of teaching and learning on June 17, 2017. 

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