By JESSICA J. ROUSE and JEFF KERR
Jason Radford, a three-year assistant principal at Scott County High School, will become the principal of the Ninth Grade School.
The decision was made Tues_day by a consensus of the Ninth Grade School Site Based Council, said Chip Southworth, former Scott County High principal and current director of secondary education.
Scott County Schools Superin_tendent Dr. Dallas Blankenship said Radford was a good choice.
"He is a well-respected, caring person who cares about education and the welfare of his students, and he will be involved in the Scott County community," he said. "I am pleased to announce his hiring, and I know he will do a good job."
Radford has served the schools as a teacher, assistant principal and assistant high school football coach, Blankenship said.
Radford will replace Frank Howatt, who took the principal job at Scott County High,
He will take over the position as of today, Southworth said.
Southworth said Radford did a "tremendous job" at the high school and he expects no less at the Ninth Grade School.
"He showed that he is capable of taking on a leadership role," he said.
Radford said he started his teaching career at the Ninth Grade School, and he is thrilled to be back where he began.
"I am extremely excited about working as the principal of the Ninth Grade School," he said.
"I feel very humbled and honored, and am looking forward to working with the teachers and staff at the Ninth Grade School."