HUSTONVILLE — The new principal for Hustonville Elementary School will be Don Leigh, who has led McKinney Elementary School for a decade, Lincoln County Board of Education officials announced Friday.
Leigh will begin his new position July 2. The school switch is a promotion since McKinney Elementary has 165 students and Hustonville Elementary has 402, said Pam Hart, Chief Deputy of Quality Management for the Lincoln County Board of Education.
“Our combined goal of making each student college and career ready is a shared task that will take an ‘All hands on deck effort.’” Leigh said. “As parents are the first teachers for their student, we'll do our best at being the second, and look forward to the strengthening of relationships to make this a process we're all proud of and happy about doing.”
Former principal David Morris resigned last month to take a job as finance director with the Boyle County Board of Education. Lincoln School Superintendent Karen Hatter and members of the Hustonville Elementary council interviewed eight of 17 applicants for the position.