Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

August 16, 2012

Walter retiring from Barren County Schools

GLASGOW — Effective Sept. 1, Associate Superintendent Bill Walter will no longer be serving the Barren County School District.

A formal announcement was made last week at the monthly Barren County Board of Education meeting, where board members took their turn in honoring the man who contributed so much to the district, while asking for nothing in return.

Walter has a long track record in education as well as in public relations and human resources.

He will be serving as the new assistant director at Western Kentucky University’s Glasgow campus.

Superintendent Bo Matthews, who once was a subordinate of Walter, said the former instructor and associate and assistant superintendent has been a vital part in the success of the district.

“He came to Barren County in 1993 as the principal at Temple Hill and he was selected by then Superintendent Charlie Campbell to open the Barren County Middle School,” Matthews said. “ He had the opportunity to go out and select a staff to open the school. I came to know Bill Walter in the district, and then he hired me to leave Hiseville Junior High … I was then a teacher under him at Barren County Middle School.”

Matthews said Walter was always one to offer advice to young educators.

“I give credit to him, as many other people do in this district, for encouraging me to go back to school and get my certification, so when opportunities came up I could take advantage of them,” Matthews said. “He’s really had a hand in bringing along a succession of teachers and future administrators. That’s a legacy that he has given the Barren County School District.”

For the full story, read Friday's print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.


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