Anthony Orr has 29 years of experience in education, having started his career as a chemistry and physics teacher in Texas. He joined FCPS in 2000 as a chemistry teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, where he went on to become director of the Math, Science, and Technology Center, assistant principal, and principal. After 10 years at Dunbar, Orr became superintendent of the Nelson County Schools, a position he held for seven years. From December 2017 to June 2022, Orr served as superintendent of Powell County Schools. He also has three years of experience as an adjunct professor of graduate education at Campbellsville University.
Orr holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary science education from Oral Roberts University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Eastern Kentucky University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Northern Kentucky University.
“Dr. Orr’s educational journey has brought him back to Fayette County Public Schools, and I am looking forward to hearing about how his vision will continue to support the many amazing things already happening in the school and school community,” said Chief of High Schools James McMillin.