WKU Welcomes 37 New Principal Candidates

This semester WKU’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, & Research welcomes Cohort II of the newly-revised principal preparation program.  Thirty-seven principal candidates representing 14 school districts launched into a new learning journey as WKU classes commenced this week.

These candidates join 15 others from Cohort I in WKU’s unique principal training program that emphasizes on-the-job leadership experiences and coursework delivered in a blended learning format.

Principal candidates in Cohort II include the following:

  • Jeremy Byrn (Allen Co. Schools)
  • Julie Croft (Allen Co. Schools)
  • Julie Shelton (Allen Co. Schools)
  • Melissa Jones (Allen Co. Schools)
  • Shari Alexander (Barren Co. Schools)
  • Ken Cook (Barren Co. Schools)
  • Olivia Dooley (Barren Co. Schools)
  • Lee Johnson (Barren Co. Schools)
  • Rachel Perkins (Barren Co. Schools)
  • Luke Pniewski (Barren Co. Schools)
  • Heather Shelton (Barren Co. Schools)
  • Lauren Simmons (Barren Co. Schools)
  • Jackie Williams (Breckenridge Co. Schools)
  • Hannah Jones (Campbellsville Independent Schols)
  • Weston Jones (Campbellsville Independent Schools)
  • Erica Frierson (Elizabethtown Independent Schools)
  • Danne Johnson (Fayette Co. Schools)
  • Michael Jones (Fayette Co. Schools)
  • Shannon Cates (Grayson Co. Schools)
  • Lea Ann Frank (Grayson Co. Schools)
  • Tonya Hill (Grayson Co. Schools)
  • Ashley Johnson (Grayson Co. Schools)
  • Kim Smith (Grayson Co. Schools)
  • Lorie Sutherland (Grayson Co. Schools)
  • Autumn Jones (Hardin Co. Schools)
  • Alison Langely (Hardin Co. Schools)
  • Carrie Prater (Hardin Co. Schools)
  • Keisha Fulson (Jefferson Co. Schools)
  • Nichele Washburn (Jefferson Co. Schools)
  • Dwan Williams (Jefferson Co. Schools)
  • Jennifer Kelly (Mead Co. Schools)
  • Savannah Denning (Simpson Co. Schools)
  • Samuel Evans (Simpson Co. Schools)
  • DarBy Haas (Simpson Co. Schools)
  • David Carmichael (Todd Co. Schools)
  • Kadi Ralston (Todd Co. Schools)
  • Leah Renfrow (Warren Co. Schools)

WKU plans to launch Cohort III of the principal program in Spring 2015.  Read more here.

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