Mark Kopp is the Superintendent for Franklin County Schools, and this is his 24th year in the education profession. Prior to being named Superintendent in Franklin County, he served as the Chief Academic Officer/Associate Superintendent for Instructional Services for Hardin County Schools in Elizabethtown, Kentucky (the fifth-largest school district in the state) for six years (2011-2017). Before serving as Chief Academic Officer/Associate Superintendent, Mr. Kopp was the Director of Secondary Instruction, Curriculum, and Assessment for Hardin County Schools from 2009-2011. Mr. Kopp came to Hardin County following a four-year term of employment as the Lead Social Studies Consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education. Before being employed by the Kentucky Department of Education, Mr. Kopp worked as a teacher, coach, and acting athletic director and administrator at the high school level in the state of Florida, and as a teacher and coach at both the high school and middle school levels in the state of Ohio.
Kopp is certified as a School Superintendent, as well as a Level 2 Instructional Supervisor and holds a Rank 1 certification in Secondary School Social Studies and Middle School Social Studies. Mr. Kopp earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the Ohio State University in 1993, a Master of Social Sciences degree from Ohio University in 2000, and a second Master’s Degree (in Educational Leadership) from the University of South Florida in 2005.