Joseph O. Payne, a veteran educator with 16 years of experience, has been named principal of Danville High School.
Payne served as principal of Washington County High School for four years and during the past year served as founding principal of a new middle school there. He previously served as principal of McCreary County High School and also was principal of a high school in Ohio.
A selection committee composed of Danville High School parents and teachers chose Payne on the basis of his proven ability to provide instructional leadership, build strong teacher morale and improve student test scores.
The Danville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council will host a reception for Payne 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, in the DHS lobby. The public is invited.