Lori Beth Mays has been selected as principal of Lemons Mill Elementary which will open in August 2013. Mays will assume this position immediately to work toward opening the new school.
Mays has 11 years of experience in education, including teaching third and fourth grades for nine years at Eastern Elementary in Scott County. Last year she served as Dean of Students at Scott County Middle School before returning to Eastern Elementary this year as Dean of Students.
“I am humbled and honored to fill this role. I have been blessed with this opportunity to lead Lemons Mill Elementary as it welcomes students, staff, and families for the first time,” Mays said. “I appreciate the opportunities I have been given to grow as a teacher leader here in Scott County. As the principal of Lemons Mill Elementary I hope to create a legacy of teacher leaders.”
As the inaugural principal of Lemons Mill Elementary, Mays says the school will be a place where students, teachers, parents, and families work together to promote a culture of excellence. “What a tremendous opportunity we share! Together we embark upon an exciting journey. Our goal is to create the most educationally collaborative environment in the state of Kentucky.”
Patricia Putty, Superintendent of Scott County Schools, welcomed Mays to her new position. “Lori Beth will be a wonderful addition to the Scott County administrative family,” Putty said. “Her vision and knowledge of quality curriculum, instruction, and assessment as well as her enthusiasm for learning make her an excellent choice. She possesses all the characteristics to lead this transformational school. Lemons Mill Elementary will continue the tradition of excellence Scott County is known for across the state. ”
Other district leaders echoed her praise. “Lori Beth is already an outstanding leader in our district,” said Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning Matt Thompson. “Lemons Mill Elementary will be a wonderful school for students, staff, parents, and families with her in charge.”
Mays, 32, has lived in Georgetown for the past 14 years. She and her husband Jason, a financial adviser in Lexington, have two children; Jayse and Raegan. She earned her bachelors and masters degrees in elementary education from Georgetown College before earning her Rank I and principal certificate from Eastern Kentucky University.
Parents, students, and families who are districted to attend Lemons Mill Elementary next year will have an opportunity to meet Mrs. Mays at a “Meet and Greet” Open House from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Elkhorn Crossing School located at 2001 Frankfort Road, Georgetown, Ky.