A familiar face in Eliza­bethtown In­de­pen­dent Schools is returning as principal at Elizabethtown High School.

Thad Elmore, who graduated from the district and returned to it where he was the district’s 2011 ExCEL award winner as a social studies teacher at T.K. Stone Middle School, will take over leadership at the high school as principal after this school year.

According to a news release, the site-based decision-making council and Super­in­tend­ent Kelli Bush completed the principal election process Monday. The council relied on staff and parent survey information for their guidance in their choice, the release said.

Elmore attended the University of Kentucky where he also played baseball and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in middle school education with an emphasis in math and social studies, the release said.

Elmore’s Master of Arts in middle school education and school administration certification were earned at Western Kentucky University. 

He has worked in the district as a teacher at Helmwood Heights Elementary School, T.K. Stone Middle School, EHS and as an assistant principal at T.K. Stone before leaving for a principal position in Washington County Schools. 

Elmore then went on to serve as principal at Marion County High School and currently is the principal at Danville High School.

“I am pleased to have Mr. Thad Elmore join our EIS family,” Bush said in the release. “The varied education roles in which he has served will bring valuable expertise to EHS and be instrumental in building upon the district’s tradition of excellence.”

Elmore replaces Jennifer Burnham, who left the position earlier this year, and has been working at the district level in curriculum and instruction.

B.J. Henry has been the interim principal at the high school since Burnham left.

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