The Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) announced the selection of Dr. Martin “Marty” Pollio to serve as acting superintendent of the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District. Dr. Pollio will officially assume the post on July 2.
“Dr. Pollio is the right person at the right time to steer this district—providing stability and direction while giving the board time to name a superintendent,” said Board Chair Chris Brady. “Dr. Pollio has a proven track record of turning around struggling schools, increasing student achievement and helping create and implement career pathways. He’s a proven leader who is respected by his peers and has the skills needed to continue moving our district forward.”
Dr. Pollio began his career with JCPS in 1997 as a social studies teacher at Shawnee High School. He went on to serve as a teacher and assistant principal at Waggener High School before taking the helm as principal of Jeffersontown High School from 2007–2015. Dr. Pollio is currently the principal of Doss High School and is taking a leave of absence from that position while he serves the district as acting superintendent.
“For 20 years, I’ve dedicated my career to serving the students of JCPS,” Dr. Pollio said. “It is an honor to serve as the acting superintendent, and I appreciate the work of the district’s 15,000 employees who make learning possible every day. I will work to build a positive culture and climate by creating healthy learning environments in each school that empower teachers to keep our focus on the most important people we serve—our students.”
Dr. Pollio received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He earned his doctorate from the University of Louisville in 2012.
The board will continue its search for a permanent superintendent. The process is expected to take at least six months.