November PIP to feature A Salute to Education

Published Friday, October 20, 2017 8:00 am

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce monthly Power in Partnership breakfast will feature the annual “Salute to Education” on Thursday, November 2.  The doors open at 6:45 a.m. for viewing of the school displays and the breakfast program begins at 7:30 a.m. The event is held at the Julian Carroll Convention Center and Baptist Health Paducah is the November sponsor.

Local schools participating in the Salute include Paducah Public Schools, McCracken County Public Schools, St. Mary School System and Community Christian Academy.  The schools will have displays about their accomplishments and students representing each school will be in attendance.

The featured speakers are Brian Harper, new superintendent of McCracken County Public Schools, and Dr. Donald Shively, Superintendent of Paducah Public Schools.

Brian Harper was named superintendent for McCracken County Schools earlier this year.  A native of Paducah, he graduated from Reidland High School, attended Paducah Community College for one year and then transferred to Murray State University where he studied Secondary Education with an emphasis on Office Systems and Health Education.  He received his Master’s Degree and 30 above from Murray State in 2000.  He began teaching in 1994 at Reidland High School and in 2000 was selected as Calloway County Middle School’s Principal.  In 2003, he became Hendron-Lone Oak Elementary School’s Principal and in 2008 was selected as Lone Oak High School’s Principal.  Most recently he has served as the Secondary Supervisor of Instruction for Marshall County School District.

Dr. Donald Shively was named Superintendent of Paducah Public Schools in 2014. He had previously served as Assistant Superintendent since 2011. From 2004 to 2011, he was the principal at Ballard Memorial High School. From 1997 to 2004, he held several positions at Paducah Tilghman High School, including science teacher, assistant football coach, athletic director, assistant principal and member of the site-based decision-making council.

He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Centre College in Danville and a master's degree in educational leadership from Murray State University. He recently completed his doctorate of education in P-20 and community leadership program at Murray State.


Here are the details:

  • When: Thursday, November 2, doors open at 6:45 a.m. for viewing of displays, program begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Where: Julian Carroll Convention Center
  • Speakers: Donald Shively, Superintendent of Paducah Public Schools and Brian Harper, Superintendent of McCracken County Schools
  • Displays: Local schools will have displays and students attending
  • Cost: $15
  • Sponsor: Baptist Health Paducah


If you are not a Power Card holder, please make your reservations by Tuesday, October 31, to the Chamber at 443-1746 or 

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