The search is on for a new principal at MES

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By Lorrie Kinkade


The Trimble Banner

Just hours after announcing Buddy Sampson as the new TCHS principal, district superintendent Marcia Haney-Dunaway was handed the resignation of a popular elementary school principal.

Chris Kindred, Milton Elementary School’s administrative leader since 2006, resigned his post July 29 to accept the assistant principal position at Bryan Station High School in Fayette County, KY.

“Chris’ resignation really is a loss for Trimble County. He did an amazing job and I hate to see him go,” Dunaway said last week.

Kindred’s MES resignation and acceptance of the central Kentucky job, Dunaway said, will take him closer physically to his parents and young son who resides with Kindred’s ex-spouse in Lexington.

“Chris is doing what he feels is best for himself and his son. He needs to be a part of his little boy’s life everyday,” she said. “As much as he loved being at Milton [Elementary School], his family must come first.”

Because notice of Kindred’s resignation came just 14 days prior to the beginning of the 2008-09 school year, Dunaway said an interim principal, yet to be named, will be assigned to the school.

Following Winter Break, members of the school’s Site Based Decision Making Council will attend principal selection training. The selection process, including superintendent and SBDM Council interviews, will follow. A new principal is expected to be named by the end of the school year.