Superintendent Demetrus Liggins, who has led the Fayette County Public Schools since July 2021, is a seasoned educator with teaching and leadership experience in urban and suburban settings spanning three states, including service as a principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Born the second child to an unwed teenage mother, Liggins credits his grandmother with teaching him to work hard without excuses and a high school counselor with helping him dream bigger than he would ever imagined. Called to do the same for others, he has dedicated his professional life to opening doors of opportunity and creating pathways to success for all children, regardless of circumstances.
Prior to joining FCPS, Liggins served for four years as superintendent of schools in Greenville Independent School District, an urban outside of Dallas, where he was credited with dramatic improvement in the district’s academic and fiscal performance. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Liggins is a native of Longview, Texas, and the father of one son. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in English from California State University, Fresno, a master’s degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a doctorate degree in K-16 educational leadership and policy from University of Texas-Arlington.
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Duties & Responsibilities
The superintendent's duties are set forth in the Kentucky Revised Statutes and in the regulations of the State Board of Education. Among the responsibilities are overseeing personnel, financial aspects of the district, and the policies and regulations of Fayette County Public Schools.
Summative Evaluation (June 2022)
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