The Jesamine County Board of Education has ended a four-month search for a superintendent.
Chief Academic Officer Kathy Fields has been named the district's new superintendent.
The board unanimously approved the hire of fields to a four-year contract, pending negotiations.
Fields will take the reins from interim superintendent Matt Moore, who will return to his previous position as Chief of Staff.
Fields grew up in Jessamine County, and has worked in county schools since 1995.