By Torrie Osbon
Clint Graham has accepted a new position with the Kentucky Department of Education; therefore, he will be stepping down from his current role as principal of Metcalfe County High School.
KDE named Graham one of its Educational Recovery Leaders, who work with several schools statewide identified as needing Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI).
“I am honored to be selected for such a prestigious position that will allow me to keep serving students and staff around Kentucky,” Graham said. “My passion is helping people no matter where I am. There are so many great opportunities for students here at Metcalfe County Schools. The work going on here allowed me to prepare for this new role.”
Superintendent Josh Hurt said, “This announcement is bittersweet. On the one hand, we are sad to lose a person of Clint Graham’s abilities. He has done a tremendous job and has a heart for kids that will be very much missed. On the other hand, we are happy for him and proud of him. His promotion is a direct reflection of the quality work he has done here at Metcalfe County. I know he will do great things in his new role with the state department.”
Graham said, “The past five years as principal of Metcalfe County High School have been a great experience. This decision was a tough one that took much consideration and prayer. Ultimately, it will allow me to invest more time in my family and get more involved in my church.”
The search is underway for Graham’s successor.
Hurt said, “Moving forward, I am excited to see what the future holds for Metcalfe County High School. We will work diligently to find the next principal and know that whomever that may be that he or she will be able to continue the fine work going on at MCHS and build on the high school’s excellent tradition.”
Graham will continue as principal through the end of June.
Graham said, “The professional relationships I have built here have been incredible. The school, staff, and community in Metcalfe County will always have my heart. It will always be a great day to be a Hornet!”