Fayette County Public Schools names new superintendent

Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk expected to be in Lexington by start of school year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 29, 2015) — Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk will be the next Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent, following a unanimous vote Saturday by the Fayette County Board of Education.

Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk
Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk

No official start date has been set, but Caulk is committed to being in Lexington before students go back to school on Aug. 12.

The 43-year-old has been the superintendent of the Portland Public Schools, Maine’s largest school district, since 2012.

Caulk previously served as an assistant superintendent in the School District of Philadelphia—serving 167,000 students. Under his leadership, schools demonstrated gains in reading and math on the state assessment. Caulk also served as the assistant regional superintendent and deputy chief for the office of instruction and leadership support.

He has been in education for 19 years, with experience as a special education teacher in a juvenile detention facility, an elementary principal, and a high school principal. He also practiced, law serving as an education law attorney and former assistant prosecutor for the state of New Jersey.

Caulk was offered a contract through June 30, 2019 with a starting salary of $240,000. The final terms are still under negotiation.