BROOKSVILLE — Bracken County High School has a new principal for the 2018-19 school year.
Jamey Johnson took over the position on July 1 after former Bracken County High School Principal Tony Dietrich resigned.
Dietrich took a job as principal in Pendleton County, according to Bracken County Schools Superintendent Jeff Aulick.
“There was an opening at one of the schools there, so he decided to return to Pendleton County,” Aulick said.
Aulick said Johnson was interviewed for the position and chosen because of his commitment to students.
“He did a great job in his interview,” Aulick said. “His answers to our questions were student and staff centered.”
According to Aulick, Johnson previously worked in Robertson County for 13 years, first as a teacher for Robertson County Middle School and then as principal.
“He has local ties to the community,” Aulick said.
Johnson graduated from Bracken County High School, received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and his master’s degree from Morehead State University.
His wife works as an occupational therapist and he has three daughters, all of whom attend Bracken County Schools.
Aulick said he believes Johnson will be great for BCHS.
“I think he’s going to do a fantastic job,” Aulick said. “We’re pleased he chose to return to Bracken County.”