The Lincoln County Board of Education is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Billy Harris as principal of Waynesburg Elementary School. “I am so impressed by the thoughtful and analytical manner that the Waynesburg council members exhibited throughout this process, commented Michael Rowe, superintendent of schools, “the parents, teachers, and community should be very proud of the commitment these individuals displayed. Selecting the next leader of a school is the most critical responsibility of any site-based council and from the initial training to the last meeting, these council members performed in an exemplary manner. I am certainly proud of their efforts.”
From the onset of the principal selection process, the Waynesburg council solicited input from all stakeholder groups by sending out surveys and listening carefully to what staff, parent, and community members had to say. From this feedback, the council developed criteria that guided the work and ultimately the selection of Mr. Billy Harris as the school’s next principal.A lifelong Lincoln County resident and veteran educator, Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in middle level education from Eastern Kentucky University as well as a Master’s Degree and Rank I in Instructional Leadership from the same institution. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Waynesburg Elementary principal position, Mr. Harris began his teaching career at Crab Orchard Elementary School in 1992. He then taught respectively at Lincoln County Middle School, Stanford Elementary School, and the McGuffey 6th Grade Center where he served for two years as the academic performance specialist—a position that oversaw the development of the McGuffey’s curriculum, assessment, and instruction.