The interview selection process to determine the next Wayne County High School principal has concluded.
“It is my pleasure to announce that Mr. Steven Thompson has been selected as the next principal for Wayne County High School. His appointment is effective today, November 11th. Congratulations to Mr. Thompson,” said Wayne County Schools Superintendent Wayne Roberts.
Thompson has served as assistant principal at the local high school since 2015 where he handled student discipline, while also facilitating educational observations with the faculty. Prior to that position, Thompson was a social studies teacher and coach for 14 years. He has served as high school volleyball coach and tennis coach, as well as WCMS basketball coach. Besides being an active participant in several education groups, he serves as club director for Lake Cumberland Extreme Volleyball Club and is the only UK Committee of 101 representative from Wayne County.
Prior to working in education he worked as a clerk in the Wayne County Clerk’s Office from 1996-2001.
Former WCHS Principal Justin Alley recently accepted a position as the district transportation and facilities director, leaving a vacancy in the principalship. Alley had served as principal of Wayne County High School since the summer of 2015 overseeing teacher observations/evaluations, chairing ARC/parent meetings, student discipline, budget, academic master planning, implementation of the PLC model, and all other leadership responsibilities.
The next expected opening will be for assistant principal, to fill Thompson’s former position.
Former WCHS student Cagan Wallace was being recognized by Assistant Principal Steven Thompson for outstanding academics and state wrestling at a WCHS Senior Awards Night a few years ago.