Tates Creek Elementary School has chosen a familiar face to take on the role of principal, according to an announcement by Fayette County Public Schools on Thursday.
Carrie Paul, who has been working as acting principal at the school this year, began interviewing for the job in August and has shown “excellent leadership,” Superintendent Manny Caulk said in Thursday’s statement.
“She has been an integral part of the Tates Creek family during their journey to becoming an International Baccalaureate school and has a clear vision for continuing to drive achievement at the school,” Caulk said.
The International Baccalaureate Programme is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and drives schools to teach existing curriculum while encouraging critical and independent thought. Tates Creek Elementary School is working toward finalizing the authorization process for the program.
Paul has worked in education for more than 14 years and taught at Deep Springs Elementary before joining Tates Creek Elementary’s staff nine years ago.
“We are delighted to have Carrie join our leadership team,” said School Chief Heather Bell, who oversees Tates Creek Elementary. “In her role as PGES coach and this year serving as Interim Principal she has proved to be an outstanding leader, focused on relationships and results. Carrie’s commitment to the students, staff and families at Tates Creek and value of the IB journey are an asset to the campus community.”