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Former Burkhead leader named Nelson County High principal

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By The Staff

Landmark News Service

NELSON COUNTY — A former principal at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School and a Hardin County Schools graduate is the new principal at Nelson County High School.

The school’s site-based decision-making council unanimously voted Curt Haun to the position Monday.

Haun is the principal at Dayton High and Middle School. He spent one year as principal at G.C. Burkhead and resigned for what he said were "personal reasons" last May.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in special education with a minor in elementary education from Western Kentucky University. Haun also earned a master’s degree in elementary education from WKU and is working toward a doctorate degree in educational administration.

Haun, a 1984 West Hardin High School graduate, served as assistant principal at NCHS from 1997-1999. He said he left the district for the opportunity to become a principal, first at Grayson County High School. He has also been a principal at Carroll County High School.

The elected council began to actively seek a new principal for the school after interim principal Denise Skaggs notified the school she had accepted a position as instructional supervisor for the LaRue County School District. The council reviewed about 10 applications for the position and conducted interviews with the candidates.

Haun is “thrilled with the opportunity to come back to Nelson County,” where he started his administrative career.

“I had a wonderful two years (at NCHS) and I’m looking forward to several good years there,” Haun said.

Some areas on which Haun hopes to work while at the school include accountability scores and “making sure students have a safe educational environment.”