County taps Ceglinski as principal for consolidated high school

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Reporter - Elizabeth Fields
Photojournalist - David Dycus

Editor's note: updated with live interview with Michael Ceglinski

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. — McCracken County Schools hired Michael Ceglinski as the principal for the consolidated McCracken County High School, now under construction.

Ceglinski has most recently served as the director of high school instruction for McCracken County Public Schools, having held the instructional director position since 2008.

Ceglinski began his career as a biology teacher at Lone Oak High School, where he later served as assistant principal.

In the 2010-11 school year, he was named interim principal of Heath High School and has also served as principal of Ballard Memorial High School.

A graduate of Lone Oak High School and the University of Kentucky, Ceglinski earned a B.S. in biology and a M.Ed. in education. He also completed a Rank I in school administration from Murray State University.

"Michael Ceglinski is an inspiration to all those lucky enough to work with him," said Superintendent Dr. Nancy Waldrop. "He is a champion of teaching and learning with a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of students."

McCracken County High School, scheduled to open in the fall of 2013, will bring together students from Heath, Lone Oak and Reidland high schools.

Primary responsibilities for the principal for the 2012-2013 school year will be organization and planning in concert with the Superintendent for the 2013 opening. Planning will include developing curriculum and course offerings, scheduling, assigning school personnel and engaging the community.

“I am humbled by the confidence that Dr. Waldrop has placed in me to lead McCracken County High School,” says Ceglinski. “The vision of our Board of Education is for the success of every child in McCracken County and I look forward to working with a phenomenal staff to see that all of our students leave us college and career ready.”

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