New School Administrators

New School Administrators
Posted on 07/19/2019
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Superintendent Danny Adkins announces changes in administration at some of the schools in the Floyd County School district.


Adkins comments, “We’re happy to report that our schools are filling vacancies with some excellent employees. Jonathan Parsons is now the principal at Betsy Layne Elementary, Patricia Slone Hackworth and Jeremy Hall are the new assistant principals at Betsy Layne High School, Melissa Turner is the new principal at Prestonsburg Elementary and Brandon Maynard is the new assistant there. Charles Rowe is the new principal at Adams Middle.” Adkins continues, “We have more vacancies throughout the district and we hope to fill them all before school starts. We have reorganized, re-energized and have renewed enthusiasm for the 2019-2020 school year.”


Jonathan Parsons, BLHS principal, started as a substitute teacher and then became a special education teacher before moving to the role of assistant principal. He has served as a member of the district Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction (CIA) team and coached several sports. Jonathan obtained his teaching certificate through Campbellsville University and his administrative certification through Union College. Jonathan married his high school sweetheart Ashley. Together they live with their three children, Cater, Kaylee and Toby in Ivel. When asked about who inspired him, Jonathon replied, “My parents. They always had high expectations.”


Patricia Slone Hackworth’s goal is to help all students and staff become the best Bobcats possible. With 22 years of experience, Pat has served in various roles at the school, district and state levels. Some of those roles include Kentucky Council of Teachers of English Board of Directors, Floyd County Education Association Vice President, CIA member, and Striving Readers Literacy Grant Coordinator. Pat’s inspiration has been a lifetime of amazing teachers who helped her understand the complexities of being an educator. Pat and her husband Keith live in Prestonsburg with Lady Macbeth, their puppy.


Jeremy Hall, a 19-year veteran teacher, graduated from Morehead University. He has taught social studies at Duff-Allen Central, been a council member almost and coached high school football. Jeremy has served on district level teams and sponsored clubs. His dad has been his role model and that is why he sees this move as joining the Bobcat family. He hopes to help students find the right path to achieve their goals. Jeremy and his wife Beth live at Eastern with their daughters Lara Beth and Mila Rose.


Melissa Turner has 20 years in education. She has spent most of her career at Prestonsburg Elementary, teaching multiple contents and grade levels. Melissa has been a member of the school council and has coached cheer and forensics. She is a member of the 2019 Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL) cohort and is experienced in leading professional development sessions at the district, state and national levels. Melissa brings years of administrative experience to her new role as principal at Prestonsburg Elementary. Melissa lives in Prestonsburg


Brandon Maynard is new to this administrative role but has been an educator for over a decade. After obtaining his degree at Morehead State University, Brandon started teaching at Prestonsburg Elementary after obtaining his degree at Morehead State University. He has coordinated an after school choir, worked extensively with technology throughout the school, and served on district level teams. One of Brandon’s goals for the school year is to support teachers and students in their efforts to continue to personalize learning and meet the needs of all students. Brandon and his wife Courtney live in Prestonsburg. They have four children, Ashton, Ava, Mackenzie and Ian.


Charles Rowe has been in the field of education for more than 18 years with almost a decade of administrative experience. He graduated from Morehead State University and began teaching math. Charles has coached multiple sports, served on the school council and district level teams, and as an assistant principal and principal. Charles’ goal for this school year is to inspire students and teachers to be excited about every student being ready for high school and on track for success in college or career. Charles and Leslie, his wife of 20 years, live in Prestonsburg with their son Jacob.


Superintendent Adkins concluded, “We’re excited about our new administrators and are looking forward to a fantastic year of teaching and learning. We’re starting off our Opening Day with Hal Bowman where we will be inspired to “Be the One” for our students.” Adkins ended saying, “We want this school year to be phenomenal and we need our families and community members to support our students and our schools in every way they can to make this happen. Everyone working together is what it takes to make our students achieve everything they can achieve.”


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