Lebanon Special School District officials announced the hiring of Mike Kurtz as student services administrator.
In this role, Kurtz will be responsible for school safety and security, district policies and procedures, truancy prevention and student attendance.
Kurtz has held many roles during his career, including counselor with the Department of Human Services; youth services officer with Wilson County Juvenile Court; deputy sheriff; school resource officer and sergeant of the juvenile division of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department; and most recently a criminal defense attorney with Lee and Lee Attorneys at Law.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and received a bachelor of arts in sociology/criminology from Western Kentucky University and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Nashville School of Law.
“We are excited to have Mr. Kurtz join the Lebanon Special School District team,” said Director of Schools Scott Benson. “He will add a unique perspective with his extensive school-based and legal experiences.”
Kurtz will replace attendance director Barbara Fisher, who will retire at the end of the school year after 41 years of service in education.