Paducah Middle School Names New Principal
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Allene Houston Jones has been selected to be principal at Paducah Middle School. 

Houston Jones has over twenty years of experience in education and has been assistant principal for three years at Paducah Middle School. She was principal at Cairo Elementary for ten years.

After graduating from Ballard Memorial High School, Houston Jones earned a B.A. in elementary education and an M.A. in educational administration from Murray State University.

Houston Jones is currently enrolled in the Curriculum and Instruction PhD program at Southern Illinois University and is also pursuing her school superintendent endorsement at Murray State University.

“As the new principal at Paducah Middle, I look forward to working with students, parents, staff, and community leaders to advance the vision of academic excellence and cultural diversity, and to promote the character and values of our school,” said Houston Jones.

“We’re excited that Mrs. Houston Jones will be the new principal at Paducah Middle,” said Superintendent Donald Shively. “She has a passionate vision to know each child by name and need. We’re confident that she has the skills and experience needed to continue building on the positive trajectories that have been established at Paducah Middle School.”

Houston Jones is one of 20 women nationwide chosen to take part in the American Association of School Administrators' (AASA) inaugural Aspiring Women Leaders Program. Members of the group are paired with mentors from the AASA National Women's Leadership Consortium. The consortium includes superintendents, college deans, and the vice president of education policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Published 10:52 AM, Thursday Jul. 13, 2017
Updated 08:12 PM, Friday Jul. 14, 2017

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