For the past six years, he served as principal of Webster County High School.
He previously was assistant principal at Hopkins County Central High School, English teacher at WCHS and Educational Talent Search Summer Camp instructor at Madisonville Community College.
The JMMS Site-Based Council made the decision during a Wednesday morning meeting.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Hopkins County to work with the outstanding school community of James Madison Middle School,” Roy said. “JMMS has a rich tradition of excellence and my commitment to the students, staff and school community is that we will roll up our sleeves, get our hands dirty, and make decisions that are in the best interest of kids.”
Roy earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education from the University of Kentucky and master’s degrees in secondary education and education administration from Murray State University. He also earned principal certification and endorsements in school safety, supervisor of instruction, school superintendent and director of pupil personnel from MSU.
He is co-chairman of the Webster County Work Ready Communities Initiative, and member of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators Governance Committee and Kentucky Association of School Councils Board of Directors member. He is also an ordained deacon and director of music at Dixon General Baptist Church.
Assistant Superintendent of Instruction DeDe Ashby thanked the James Madison SBDM Council members for their dedication through the principal selection process.
“They have taken this important responsibility very seriously,” Ashby said, “and have put in countless hours checking references, interviewing applicants and carefully making their selection.”
Information provided by Lori Harrison
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