Randy Poe of Union has dedicated nearly 40 years of service
to Boone County schools and the northern Kentucky education community.
Beginning his tenure with Boone County as a school bus
driver, Poe worked his way to superintendent – a position he held for 12 years
before retiring in June of 2020.
Throughout his career, Poe also was a teacher, coach,
principal, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent. He currently
serves as the executive director of the Northern Kentucky Education Council.
The recipient of numerous awards – including the 2013
Kentucky Association of School Administrators Superintendent of the Year and
the 2015 Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award from the Kentucky School
Boards Association – Poe credits his family as his proudest accomplishment.
He earned his bachelor’s in marketing and education, master’s
in secondary education and his Rank I certification in administration from
Northern Kentucky University. He earned his superintendent certificate from
Xavier University, his school financial management certificate from the
University of Kentucky and completed the Executive Leadership Program for
Educators at Harvard University.
Poe is a 1979 graduate of Newport High School (Newport
His term will expire April 14, 2026.
KBE SPOTLIGHT | Randy Poe continuing his education journey with the KBE
Randy Poe poses for a picture
with students from Erpenbeck Elementary (Boone County). After serving the
Northern Kentucky community for almost 40 years, Poe’s education journey
continues with his appointment to the Kentucky Board of Education.
KBE member Randy Poe, center in white shirt, poses with a
group of Boone County students showing off their patriotic spirit.