KSBA's Superintendent Search consultants share a total of 96 years - almost a century - in public education.
Tim Eaton served 32 years in public education as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, transportation director, assistant superintendent and his last 10 years as superintendent of Pulaski County Schools. He was named 2004 Outstanding Superintendent by the Kentucky Educational Development Cooperative (KEDC). Eaton retired in 2010 to pursue other professional interests.
Eaton has served in a variety of leadership capacities including roles on the Local Superintendent’s Advisory Council, Commissioner of Education Advisory Council, Governor’s Task force for Drug Control, the Citizens Bank Economic Advisory Council, as chairman of the Southeast/South Central Education Cooperative (SESC), the Governor’s Educational Advisory Group and as chairman of the Kentucky Educational Development Cooperative (KEDC), among other positions. He has led 40 superintendent searches on behalf of KSBA.
Don Martin served as teacher and administrator for 35 years (17 years as a teacher and 18 years as an administrator) before his initial retirement. In addition to his Superintendent background, his experiences include athletic coaching, instructional supervisor, food service director, transportation director, building and grounds director and principal. Since that time, Martin has served as an interim superintendent, training director for the Kentucky Center for School Safety, consultant for facility planning, and Superintendent Search consultant. In the last five years he has led 25 superintendent searches on behalf of KSBA.
Quin Sutton served Kentucky public schools for 29 years as an educator and administrator. In 1988, Sutton began his career as an agriculture teacher for Lyon County Schools, later serving the district in the capacities of assistant principal and athletic director. Sutton went on to serve Caldwell County Schools for eight years as a middle school principal, director of federal programs, DPP and assistant superintendent. He returned to Lyon County in 2008 to serve as superintendent. After six years, Sutton took the same position for McCracken County School, retiring after three years (2017).