Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fort Thomas Independent Schools Names Elementary Assistant Principal


Fort Thomas Independent Schools has selected John Gesenhues to serve as a district-wide elementary assistant principal, working with Woodfill and Johnson elementary schools.

Gesenhues began his teaching career in 2006 at Woodfill Elementary, initially as a 5th grade teacher for four years, followed by eight years as a 4th grade teacher.


Earning his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Murray State University, Gesenhues continued his education to receive his master’s and a Rank I in Instructional Leadership at Northern Kentucky University.

Assistant Superintendent Bill Bradford stated, “Although our school district was privileged to consider multiple exceptional candidates for this position, Mr. Gesenhues set himself apart as the optimal choice in our selection process. 

He possesses a favorable disposition about school leadership and presents himself as the quintessential team member who would immediately contribute to our strong group of existing administrators. Mr. Gesenhues is thoughtful, likable, and has significant instructional experience as a highly effective teacher in the classroom.  He has demonstrated a commitment to developing a positive school culture and consistently shows how passionate he is about working with students.  We are incredibly excited to have Mr. Gesenhues in this role next year!"

“This opportunity is truly a dream come true for me.  


My entire career has been in the Fort Thomas Independent School District and I am thrilled to be able to continue to grow and lead in the capacity of assistant principal,” said Gesenhues. “As I move into this position, I am looking forward to working alongside the incredible educators, students, and parents at both Johnson and Woodfill elementary schools. The continued tradition and positive trajectory our school district is on excites me and I am honored to serve in this role.”

Gesenhues will begin serving as elementary assistant principal on July 1, 2018.

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