The expanded position will also be technology heavy and Adams will be in oversee the district's new Jessamine Teacher Planning Tool, an interconnected student-teacher data system, Young said.
"The Jessamine Teacher Planning Tool is a data system where we will be tracking longitudinal data on student performance, both in district testing and statewide testing," Young said. "It puts the focus more on the individual student and it brings all the individual data we have on a student there. So if the student is in the center of the model, then all the work that the district does, the individual teachers do and the individual work the school does, all comes together around the needs of that student."
Jim Freeman takes over as principal at West Middle after the retirement of Terry Meckstroth in the spring. He comes to the district from Garrard County High School where he served as assistant principal and athletic director.
Freeman actually began working in June which Young said was good for both him and the school.
"By starting in June, he was able to be involved in all the hiring for this school year and that has helped make the transition smoother," Young said. "This is his first principalship, but I feel like he is extremely well prepared and thus far has made a very smooth transition."
Ken Cox is taking over for Charlie Temple as district athletic director, a position that was reduced from a full-time position to a part-time position due to budget cuts in the spring.
He comes to Jessamine County after stints as principal at Tates Creek High School and Director of High Schools for Fayette County Schools.
He also served on the board of controls of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, which will serve him well in the position, Young said.
"Ken has coaching experience and experience as a high school official and is very familiar with the KHSAA because served on its board of controls, so that will be invaluable," Young said. "He is extremely experienced and very wise and he has that natural love of athletics and an appreciation of how important athletics are to a district, but more importantly to individual kids."