Kathy Fields is the new superintendent of the Jessamine County Public Schools.
Fields, who had been serving as the district's chief academic officer and assistant superintendent, has worked for the Jessamine school district since 1995.
The Jessamine County Board of Education named Fields to her new post Monday night.
Fields also has been a principal and lead instructional administrator in the school district.
She replaces former superintendent Lu Young, who left to become the Fayette Public Schools' new chief academic officer.