Kristi Miller, who has been the assistant principal at TCMS for three years, was selected by the council Monday evening, and will replace James Mangels, who is going to be the new Director of Student Services and Personnel for Trigg County Schools, according to a press release by Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby.
“I was very excited to be offered the position, and I look forward to transitioning into my new role,” Miller said.
There were originally 29 candidates for the job, and last week it was narrowed down to five, but one of the candidates opted out, so only four were interviewed last week, and the council only looked at those four candidates Monday evening, Hamby said.
Miller will start as principal at TCMS on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and before that Mangels will show her what her new job will entail, although as she already works at the middle school, she shouldn’t have any problems adjusting, said Hamby.
“She already knows the students, the staff and the parents, and she’s already familiar with the initiatives the school is undertaking,” Hamby said.
Before serving as assistant principal at the middle school, Miller was a middle school science and health teacher in the Calloway County system for seven years, was a high school teacher in the Fulton Independent system for six years and was in the Mayfield Independent system for two years, said Hamby.
Miller was born in Reidland but went to school in Mayfield, graduating from Mayfield High School before going to college at Murray State University. She currently lives on a farm with her husband on the Graves/Calloway County line. She said they’ll move to Trigg County in the near future.