Meadow View Elementary School has a new principal heading into the 2019-20 academic year.

Carrie Prater was selected Friday to serve as prin­cipal by the school’s site-based decision-making council, according to a news release from Hardin County Schools.

“I’m thankful to have this opportunity,” Prater said in the news release. “The staff at Meadow View is remarkable and the students work hard each day. I’m looking forward to joining the family and working with each child to help them grow beyond their potential.”

Prater has been working as an instructional coach at New Haven School in Nelson County. She served as a fifth-grade teacher at Creekside Elementary School in Sonora and a guidance counselor at Radcliff Elementary School before going to New Haven.

“Mrs. Prater has a strong knowledge of successful instructional strategies and will implement those to ensure continued growth,” district Superintendent Teresa Morgan said in a news release. “We look forward to her continuing the Meadow View tradition of strong community involvement and bringing community leaders to the school for the success of children.”

Prater said the school’s students will be a priority.

“We have to ensure that we are doing right by them. I also strongly believe that we can all learn from each other. Collaborative work benefits our students,” she said in the news release.

Prater is a 1993 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 1998 graduate of the Uni­ver­sity of Kentucky. Her post-graduate work was completed at the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University.

Prater replaces Thea Hurt as principal, who left to become human resources director of Bullitt County Public Schools.

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