Meet and greet planned with Weddington

Lewis County Schools Superintendent Jamie Weddington is getting settled in to his new position. - Dennis Brown Photo

Lewis County Schools Superintendent Jamie Weddington. – Dennis Brown Photo

If you haven’t had a chance to meet or congratulate newly named Lewis County Schools Superintendent Jamie Weddington you can take care of that Monday evening.
Lewis County Education Association President Billie Jo Thornsberry said the informal meet and greet will be at the Lewis County Middle School Library beginning at 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 17.
Thornsberry said the event will be hosted by the Lewis County Education Association and added several officials will be on hand.
Weddington was named the new superintendent by the Lewis County Board of Education on September 27. Until that time he had served as Director of Pupil Personnel for the district and was LCHS Principal from 2005 to 2009.
“We are serving light refreshments and will have door prizes,” Thornsberry said.
Officials who have confirmed their attendance include State Representative Rocky Adkins, Kentucky Education Association Vice President Eddie Campbell, Eastern Kentucky Education Association President Merry Berry and UniServ Director LuAnn Asbury.
“Everyone is welcome,” Thornsberry said. “We are pleased to host this event for Mr. Weddington and wish him the best as our new superintendent.”
Weddington began his duties as superintendent on Wednesday, September 28.
The formal contract was on the agenda to be officially approved by the board at their regular session on Monday, October 10.
Weddington has been with the Lewis County Schools System since 1996 when he was hired as a teacher. He taught science and mathematics at LCHS and LCMS until 2001.
From 2001 to 2005 he served as the assistant principal at Lewis County High School.
After his stint as LCHS principal he moved to the central office and has served as director of pupil personnel and director of district services.
With Weddington moving into the superintendent’s office the position of director of pupil personnel will be vacant until his replacement is named.
One of the first projects Weddington will help to oversee is the construction of a new facility for Lewis County Central Elementary.
The board of education has been working on finding a suitable location to construct the facility since a nickel tax was passed by voters late last year. With state assistance the project will be funded to the tune of an estimated $18 million.
“I’m excited about the opportunities and the challenges we face here in the Lewis County School District,” Weddington said.
“I will work with our board of education to continue the progress we’ve made on behalf of the students of Lewis County,” he added.

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