The school cafeteria was chock full of teachers, administrators and classified staff such as custodians and bus drivers, as well as people representing table sponsors. As they stood in line and prepared to eat, the local group Grass Stains played music. Each of the four school principals addressed the crowd by announcing new staff members at their schools. Although most didn’t say much more, high school principal Neal Cummins said how glad he was to be back in Trigg County after leaving in 1994. He had previously taught at the elementary and middle schools for nine years before pursuing other teaching and administrative jobs in other districts, which included his hometown in Caldwell County. Cummins said there is no place like Trigg County and that he already feels at home in his principal’s office thanks to his staff.
“You don’t know what it’s like to come in to a new job like this,” he said. “You think, ‘What do I do now?’ Well, they’re always here to tell me.”
Cummins mentioned that former business and marketing teacher Lori Wooton had taken the open guidance counselor position and said that she and counselor Janay Futrell would face a challenge with the new A/B block schedule and making sure everyone was scheduled to earn the right amount of credits.
McGinnis thanked Food Service Director Paula Maddox and her staff for preparing that morning’s breakfast for all those present. Maddox announced that the cafeteria had recently scored 100 on its health inspection for the fourth time in a row.
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