FLEMINGSBURG — Former Fleming County High School Principal Mark Leet was recently hired as Hillsboro Elementary School’s new principal.
Hillsboro’s site-based decision-making council held a meeting to choose a new principal to fill a vacancy after the previous principal, Carol Thomson, was appointed to a full-time position at the district office. According to a letter recently issued by Superintendent Brian Creasman, the SBDM council decided upon Leet.
“As superintendent, it is with great pleasure that I introduce Mark Leet as the new principal at Hillsboro Elementary School,” Creasman said in the letter. “The SBDM council and I agree that Mark meets our criteria for exceptional school leader and will be a valuable instructional leader and active member of the school community.”
Leet has history with the Fleming County School District, as a teacher at Simons Middle School and then principal of FCHS. Leet resigned from the high school after a recommendation by the KDE to remove him from his position, stating he didn’t have the ability to lead the intervention FCHS was undergoing in 2015.
After FCHS, Leet continued his career as principle at Bath County Middle School and, recently, at Owingsville Elementary School.
“(Leet’s) focus on continuous improvement and the growth of each individual student will be a tremendous asset as he and the school staff work together to develop a vision and strategic plan to move the school forward,” Creasman said.
After the district office reorganization which the school board approved in its June meeting, shifted many employees to different jobs. Thompson, former HES principal, also held a part-time position of Director of Pupil Personnel and Transformation for the district.
After the reorganization, Thomson is now the DPPT full time, which prompted the search for a new principal for HES.
“(Thompson’s) leadership over many years has provided an excellent foundation for Mark and the faculty and staff at HES to use as they begin a new chapter in their incredible journey to help all students to succeed and become college, career, and life ready,” Creasman said.
The district office declined to provide contact formation for SBDM members or board members. Leet did not return phone messages left at the school.
The letter issued by Creasman can be viewed via social media.