Purcell named DTC/network admin at Ballard County Schools

New DTC/network admin Mason Purcell

Mason Purcell has been named district technology coordinator/network administrator at Ballard County Schools. He will assume his duties on June 5 from exiting DTC Reta Renfrow and network admin Mike Howle, both of whom are retiring this summer.

“I’m excited to get started, to put my knowledge and experience to use in providing an even better experience for the district with technology,” Purcell said.

He is a 2019 graduate of Ballard Memorial High School, and a 2022 graduate of Murray State University with a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and network management. Purcell has worked in the information technology department at System Solutions in Paducah for the last year, and recently was promoted to team lead there. He interned in Ballard’s IT department as a senior at BMHS, and said he’d been thinking about the position since then.

“We are excited to bring Mason back to Ballard County Schools,” said Dr. Casey Allen, Ballard superintendent. “His knowledge and experience in the technology field will be a perfect fit with our district needs.”

Purcell lives in Kevil, where he is a volunteer with Kevil Fire Department. He’s also a worship leader at Grace Church of LaCenter.