MOUNT PULASKI — The Mount Pulaski school board has selected a new superintendent to begin the 2019-20 school year.
Fred Lamkey signed a three-year contract, officials said in a statement Wednesday. He will replace interim Superintendent Phil Shelton, who assumed the role in August 2018.
Lamkey will finish the current school year as superintendent of Edinburg schools in Christian County before starting his new position July 1.
The new superintendent will begin his 30th year in education serving 516 students on two Mount Pulaski campuses.
Lamkey spent four years in Edinburg and the previous 14 as Riverton Middle School principal.
He has earned degrees from Lincoln Land Community College, Illinois State University and University of Illinois at Springfield.