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MSHS selects new principal

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce the selection of a new principal in the district. The site-based decision making council at Madison Southern High School has completed the hiring process and has selected Charles R. “Chuck” Cash Jr. as its next principal.

“Madison County Schools is extremely excited to have Mr. Cash in this leadership role at Madison Southern,” said Superintendent Elmer Thomas. “He has an abundance of education and leadership experience, much of that in our district, that will continue to benefit our students, staff and community.”

Mr. Cash began work at Madison County Schools in December 2003 as science and social studies teacher at Foley Middle School. While at Foley Middle, Mr. Cash also served students as girls softball coach and girls basketball coach. Mr. Cash served as assistant principal at Madison Southern High School from July 2006 to July 2007 before begin named associate principal at Madison Southern in July 2007. He has served in that role since 2007.

Mr. Cash is Conference Planning Committee Chairman for the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, a member of the Assessment Team for the Kentucky Center for School Safety, and a member of the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals.

Mr. Cash was awarded the KCSS and KYASRO Administrator of the Year for the State of Kentucky in 2010. He is also a recipient of the Army Civilian Merit Award in 1993.

Mr. Cash was preceded in his role as principal at Madison Southern by David Gilliam. Mr. Gilliam was named Madison County Schools Chief Academic Officer in August. District Assessment Coordinator Donna Caldwell has served as interim principal since Mr. Gilliam’s resignation. Mr. Cash will begin his duties as principal on Monday, Dec. 2.

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