Two new Fayette principals, law enforcement director are named

New principals have been named at two Fayette County schools, and an assistant Lexington police chief has been hired as the district’s law enforcement director.

Superintendent Manny Caulk announced these appointments Friday:

▪ Veda Stewart, principal of Booker T. Washington Elementary School.

▪ Chris Salyers, program director of The Learning Center.

▪ Lawrence Weathers, district director of law enforcement.

Stewart, with 18 years of experience in education, started her career as a paraeducator at Ashland Elementary School, and she later taught at both Mary Todd and Ashland elementaries. She served as a media specialist at Ashland and community liaison at Carter G. Woodson Academy. She has been principal of Booker T. Washington Primary Academy since 2013.

Salyers, who has 14 years of experience in education, taught English at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas and George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester before being named assistant principal of academics, behavior and operations at Frankfort Middle and High School in 2008. He joined Fayette County Public Schools in 2011.

Weathers, who has more than 27 years of law enforcement experience, is an assistant chief for the Bureau of Special Operations for the Lexington-Fayette County Division of Police. His service includes experience as a beat officer and Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer working in local elementary, middle and high schools. He has served in the Narcotics Division, Internal Affairs and Training Section, as detective, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, lieutenant, police commander and commander of the training section.

Stewart, Salyers and Weathers will assume their duties July 1.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: 859-231-3409, @vhspears