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'I Can Be a Catalyst': Schools Chief Steers His District Onto Right Path

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Published on Feb 21, 2018

Emmanuel Caulk, the superintendent in the Fayette County Schools in Lexington, Ky., has been working to restore calm and instill confidence in the 42,000-student district that had been undermined by school board infighting, a clear lack of attention on struggling schools, and constant changes in leadership. "I've always wanted to put myself in uncomfortable positions and situations …to learn about myself and to learn about others," Caulk says. "It's a challenge, and I feel like I can make a difference. That I can be a catalyst. Not the difference, but a piece of the puzzle."

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