Anthony “Marty” Mills, for years a staff member at Tates Creek High School, on Friday was named the new principal, Fayette Superintendent Manny Caulk announced Friday.
Mills replaces Sam Meaux, who retired.
All of Mills’ work in education for the last 14 years has been at Tates Creek High School, where he has served as an English teacher and associate principal. He has filled a variety of leadership roles, including English department chair and ninth-grade principal, Caulk said in a statement.
“Mr. Mills is committed to serving the Tates Creek High School community and has dedicated his professional career to helping students succeed there. His leadership will ... build upon the legacy of this flagship institution. I look forward to supporting him in this new role,” said Caulk.
Mills’ appointment concludes the hiring of new principals for 10 Fayette County Public Schools, officials said.
“Every school deserves a great leader and I believe that we are going into the 2017-18 school year with an excellent group of returning and new principals who will keep students first in every decision,” said Caulk.
Mills has bachelor’s degrees in English education and integrated strategic communication, and a master’s degree in English education from the University of Kentucky, and he also holds a master’s degree in instructional leadership from Eastern Kentucky University.
Feedback collected from students, staff members and parents was used to develop a principal profile that guided the work in finding the right person to lead Tates Creek High School, said School Director Randy Peffer, who oversees Tates Creek High.
Using the principal profile, the school-based decision-making council was unanimous in its selection, Peffer said. Mills’ “many years of service as both a teacher and associate principal at Tates Creek High School, coupled with his working knowledge of the school and strong instructional leadership skills, made him the ideal candidate.”
Mills and the other nine principals named earlier this spring officially assumed their duties on July 1.