Graves High SBDM names Madding principal

Graves County High School’s site-based decision-making council Friday morning, March 15, voted to hire Matthew Madding as its permanent principal. He has led the school as interim principal for the past school year. The 2002 GCHS graduate returned to his alma mater as a teacher from 2006-11. Farmington Elementary School hired him as its principal before the 2011-12 school year. District administration named him GCHS interim principal for this past year. “We very much enjoyed his leadership and work as interim principal. He has a lot of good qualities we value,” said SBDM Council vice-chairman and teacher Jim Whitaker. “We had a lot of good applicants, so it was a tough decision but we are confident in Mr. Madding’s ability to lead us where we need to go.” Madding responded by saying, “I appreciate the opportunity given to me. It’s a great honor to become principal of the school you attended as a student and to lead some of the teachers who were great influences on me. We’ve been a good school here for a long time and I know we’re going to continue to grow and become an even better school.” Superintendent Pete Galloway concluded, “Mr. Madding is an excellent choice and has done a great job in his year of leading this school. He clearly has the best interest of the faculty, staff, and most importantly the students of Graves County High School in his mind and heart. I agree with Mr. Whitaker that Mr. Madding will lead the school where it needs to go.”
(Photo by Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools)

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