Superintendent Tim McGinnis said that teachers on a couple of site-based decision-making councils had suggested having the meet and greet, which he decided was a good idea. Parents with children of different ages only had to make one stop to meet the three new principals and three new assistant principals. McGinnis said is critical that the new staff start building relationships in the community right away, and that it was exciting to have so many new administrations starting fresh.
“Not many districts have the opportunity to introduce this many new faces,” he said.
Chad Pruitt, the new high school principal, was there, as were Middle School Principal James Mangels and Intermediate Principal Brian Futrell. The only principal who is not new is Ann Taylor, principal of the primary school. Taylor was previously principal of the elementary school before it was split into primary and intermediate.
Every assistant principal is new. David Thomas will be serving both the primary and intermediate schools. Faye Stevens is with the middle school and Doug Gloyd is with the high school.
Stevens used to be a seventh grade math teacher in Trigg County, although she left in 2003 to work for the Kentucky Department of Education as a “highly skilled educator.” She said she is happy to be moving back to Trigg County and that she looks forward to her new job because she can have an impact on the entire school instead of just one classroom.
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