BALLARD CO. – (NEWS FIRST) “Denisha Renfrow has worked her way up in the transportation department, and we are excited to announce that she now has assumed the role of Ballard’s director of transportation,” said Dr. Casey Allen, Ballard County superintendent. “Her attention to detail, concern for all stakeholders, and her tireless energy will benefit our district and our community. 

“She takes this role off the plate of Darrell Sullivan, who previously served as director of both transportation and facilities. He now is focused solely on facilities and maintenance,” Dr. Allen continued. “These areas become even larger tasks as we begin to complete projects related to our new District Facility Plan. He will lead us through these projects, making sure all renovations and construction are completed efficiently and with the high quality our kids and our community deserve.” 

Renfrow began her career as a bus driver at BCS almost a decade ago, and drove for nine years, serving the last year as transportation coordinator. She also has served as the district’s driver-trainer for four years. Renfrow is a certified CDL driver trainer, and also is certified as a NASM personal trainer, and AFFA nutrition coach.

“I am honored for the opportunity to lead and work with such a dependable, caring and hard working transportation team,” Renfrow said. “In a typical day, we transport over 700 students, but transportation is more than a ride to school. It’s help with homework, a special smile, or a shoulder to lean on for our kids. We want to continue guiding and encouraging students that their possibilities are endless, all while assuring the safest and most efficient transportation to and from school.”

Renfrow is married to a Bomber graduate, and has a son who will be a BMHS senior next year. She loves to read and travel, spend time with family and friends, and enjoys all aspects of fitness and health. “My favorite quote is ‘Where there is adversity, there is growth,’” she said. “The harder the challenge, the better.”

Darrell Sullivan is in his ninth year at Ballard, previously working 15 years as transportation and facilities director at McCracken County Schools. He holds a double major in economics and finance from Murray State University, and Tennessee commercial and residential contractors’ and electrical contractors’ licenses. He also is a LEA certified asbestos manager.

“I am happy to be able to concentrate fully on our facilities management and our planned improvements for the future,” Sullivan said. “We recently have developed a four-year facility plan that includes many projects around the district, and it is going to be exciting to see that plan come to fruition.”