Hurt will take over the lead position from Lisa Perdue, who accepted the role of director of early childhood education, intervention, and foodservice effective June 30.
“I am humbled but extremely excited to be the new principal at CCES,” Hurt said. “There is no greater privilege or responsibility than serving these young students who are our community’s future.”
A 2007 graduate of Cumberland County High School, Hurt received a bachelor’s degree in special education and elementary education from Brescia University. She earned a master’s degree in teacher leader and a Rank I in administration from the University of the Cumberlands.
“Mrs. Erika is a proven educator and leader,” said superintendent Dr. Kirk Biggerstaff. “She is passionate about the success of the children in Cumberland County Schools.”
Hurt said that her goal as principal is to continue the tradition of excellence and support faculty, staff, and families.
“I look forward to working each day to prepare our students for success,” Hurt said.
With nine years as an educator, Hurt has been employed by the Cumberland County School District for seven years, teaching third grade and kindergarten. Prior to working at CCES, Hurt was employed as a teacher by the Daviess County Board of Education at Meadow Lands Elementary in Owensboro.
Hurt has served as SBDM council member at CCES and CCMS girls basketball coach.
She is married to Coleman Hurt, and they have one daughter, Lella Cole.