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Christian County Middle School principal selected  

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (05/08/15) – Kevin Crider, current assistant principal at Christian County High School, has been selected to serve as the next principal for Christian County Middle School.

He will replace Chris Bentzel, who has recently accepted the principal position at Christian County High School.

Crider is a native of Hopkinsville and has worked more than 16 years in the Christian County School System. He first began his career as a health and physical education teacher at CCHS. He later served as an athletic director, and for the past several years has worked as an assistant principal. During his first years as assistant principal, he worked closely with the Freshmen Academy and assisted with meeting the operational and instructional needs of students to better encourage learning and academic achievement in high school, college and beyond.

Crider says he is invested in this district and wants the very best for students in Christian County. “I am eager to begin meeting and working with staff and students. I am looking forward to joining the talented and hardworking staff at CCMS and working together to continue to improve the quality of education for all students.”

“We welcome Mr. Crider to our district leadership team, as we are confident in his abilities to lead CCMS and take the school a step further when reaching academic success,” says Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill. “The work he has done as an assistant principal and the opportunities he’s had over the years have really prepared him to lead his own building. During a time of transition for CCHS, Mr. Crider demonstrated strong leadership skills, which have proven him ready to take on a new challenge.”

Crider is a graduate of Austin Peay State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education (K-12). He received his Master’s degree in school administration and Rank I through the Educational Specialist program. Both accreditations came from Murray State University.

Information provided by Heather Lancaster
Posted by J.L. Graham
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