Two letters in Wednesday's Advocate have prompted me to write this letter for purposes of clarification.
In one letter, the writer stated that she knew from experience that Boyle County High School was better off due to the resignation of the former principal. Being that former principal referred to, I agree with her statement but would like an explanation as to the experience(s) she is referring to. I honestly cannot recall anything other than positive experiences and professional interaction with her. Perhaps this is due to failing memory, which is one of my weaknesses, but I cannot remember what caused her to have such a negative experience with me. I sincerely apologize to that writer for anything that I might have said or done that caused her to have such an opinion of me.
The other letter stated that I was hired as principal to fill a void in my career as a former shop teacher. To set the record straight, I resigned as industrial arts teacher from BCHS in 1994 to become assistant principal of BCHS. In my opinion, that was career advancement. In 1997, I resigned as assistant principal of BCHS to become principal of Mercer County High School. Again, career advancement. After retiring from MCHS and spending over two years in the private business sector, I returned to education as principal of BCHS. I'm still looking forward to the time when I can afford that "void" in my career. As of now, however, I'm working every day.