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The new elementary school by Athens-Boonesboro has just been appointed a principal. Manny Caulk, Superintendent of FCPS, has just announced that 13 year veteran Josh Williams will become the new principal upon completion of the school.

josh williams, new principal at new elementary, smiling at the camera“The compelling vision that Josh has for the new school will provide a rich educational experience for our children,” says Superintendent Manny Caulk. “Since he has served as both an elementary and high school leader he can see the through‐line from the foundation laid in elementary school to delivering on the global competencies we identify for students in the Fayette County Public School Portrait of a Graduate. His plans to educate the whole child by anchoring learning in the arts align directly with the core values of our district by embracing families and the broader community as partners.”

Williams began his career by teaching at Lafayette High School in world history and government. At Madison Southern High School he served as a director of students and student life for a year. He later became assistant principal at Camp Taylor Elementary and spent four years as principal at Watson Lane Elementary.

“With this new elementary school, we really want to focus on infusing the arts into the curriculum and providing students with the opportunity to learn thru the lens of arts,” Williams says. “Our goal will be to provide opportunities for students to learn in different ways – through movement, through expression, through sound and rhythm – so that they are able to verbally express and articulate the things that they’re doing and the things that they’re learning.”

Josh Williams is not new to helping open schools in the Lexington area. In 2017, he helped open Frederick Douglass High School located in the Hamburg area.

 

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