Bill Thorpe named new Superintendent of Marshall County Schools

Marshall County Schools

Bill Thorpe has been named the new superintendent of Marshall County Schools.

Thorpe will start his new role on July 1, 2024. Thorpe will replace Dr. Steve Miracle, who has served as superintendent since June of 2021. The Marshall County Board of Education announced Thorpe’s hiring during a special called meeting this afternoon.

Thorpe is currently the Superintendent of Schools in Trigg County. He started his teaching career in 1992 at Livingston Central High School He spent 11 years in the classroom as both regular education and special education teacher at Livingston Central, Reidland High School, Benton Middle School, and Marshall County High School.

In 1999, Thorpe left education to work in the private sector. But after eight years he returned to education, which he says is, and always will be his passion.

Thorpe has spent the past 12 years in school administration in many capacities. He began in July 2012 as principal at Lyon County Elementary. In July 2014, he transitioned back to Marshall County Schools at the high school as an assistant principal. One year later, Thorpe became the Director of Pupil Personnel in Marshall County before taking the position as Trigg County superintendent in 2020.

Thorpe calls his selection as the new Superintendent of Marshall County Schools his greatest accomplishment. Thorpe has been married for 34 years to Terri Atherton Thorpe. They have two children, Travis and Tia. Thorpe has lived in Marshall County his entire life and is a graduate of Marshall County High School. He graduated from Murray State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in History. He also holds a Master of Arts in Special Education and Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership.