Brooke Custis will serve as the interim principal at Creekside Elementary School during the 2020-21 school year.

“Mrs. Custis will do a terrific job in this role,” Har­­din County Schools Super­in­­tendent Teresa Morgan said in a news release. “She has the experience, knowledge and the student-centered mentality needed to help Creekside students continue to grow and succeed.”

Most recently, she served as assistant principal at Rad­cliff Elementary School. She first worked within HCS from 2007 to 2014 as a teacher, interventionist and assistant principal at North Park Elementary School.

“I’m excited to start at Creekside,” Custis said. “The school has a tradition of academic excellence and has a student-first culture. Of all of the places I have had the privilege to work, teach or learn, Hardin County is by far the most progressive in education. I know Creekside is a big part of that equation. I can’t wait to become part of this wonderful Creekside family.”

She started her teaching career in 2001 serving as a second-grade and fourth-grade teacher in Christian County Schools. A family move took her to Clarksville Montgomery County Schools in Tennessee to teach fourth grade.

After two years there, another move brought her to HCS and then to the Monroe County Community School Cooperation in Bloomington, Indiana, where she served as an assistant principal. Before returning to Hardin County, she spent three years as an assistant principal at Solomon Elementary School in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

“We must positively impact the education experience of as many students as possible,” Custis said. “We also have to inspire every student to exceed goals and instill in every student a drive to stretch and expand the pathways to learning and delivery of instruction.”

She is a graduate of Hop­kinsville High School and earned her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees from Murray State University and her Rank I from the University of the Cumberlands.

She replaces Creekside Ele­mentary Principal Meredith Weipert who will be relocating this month to be with family out of state.

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