Demetrus Liggins was hired to lead a public school in Lexington.

Demeters Riggins, the school director of the Greenville Independent School District in Texas, was hired on Friday as the new director of the Fayette County Public School.

Other finalists are: Melvin Brown, Principal of Reynoldsburg City School, Ohio. Angela Dominguez, Assistant to Academic Services at the Wedgwood Independent School District, Texas. Tawana Glover, Principal of Grand Island Public School in Grand Island, Nebraska.

A total of 50 people have applied for the job, said Tyler Murphy, chairman of the Fayette Board of Education.

With the help of Florida-based executive search firm Greenwood / Asher and Associates, the school board has been looking for months to replace director Manny Caulk, who died in December 2020.

With nearly 41,000 students, Fayette County is the second largest school district in Kentucky.

This article will be updated.

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