A familiar face to students and parents will soon walk down the halls of Knox Central High School. Jeff Frost, principal at Jesse D. Lay Elementary, has been selected the new principal at KCHS.
The school advisory council and a representative from the Kentucky Department of Education met on Tuesday to interview candidates and make their selection on the school’s next leader.
Frost, a veteran educator with 10 years of experience in administration and 9 years in the classroom, was selected from among nine candidates for the position.
“I am excited for the opportunity to lead Knox Central,” said Frost. “The staff and team there have made significant progress having exited priority status, and I’m looking forward to building on that success.”
Frost hopes to use some of his experience at Lay to help see Knox Central grow. Lay was the first school in Knox County to implement Leader in Me, which is a character and culture building program. When speaking of the culture that has been built at Lay, Frost stated “I am aware of how important school culture is to school improvement, and the necessity for strong systems to be in place within a school.” In a stakeholder survey about desired characteristics in the next leader, a large percentage of participants responded that culture was a priority need at Knox Central.
Frost will assume the position at Knox Central High School immediately while providing support to Lay during their transition process. The school based council at Lay will soon meet to begin the search process for their new principal.