The Academy, an alternative school setting within Nelson County Schools, will be undergoing systematic changes in the 2019-2020 school year, all under the leadership of a new principal. Mark Webster, currently serving as the assistant principal at Thomas Nelson High School, has been named by Superintendent Wes Bradley as the next principal of The Academy.
“Over the past five years the vision for The Academy has continued to assume a more holistic approach for students. As we transition into the 2019-2020 school year the vision, coupling academic supports with intensive social-emotional and work based learning experiences will allow us to serve students more deeply. Mark is a perfect fit to build the future of The Academy.” Bradley added, “Current Principal, Scott Rouse, strengthened the cultural foundation of The Academy and leaves so much for the future to build upon. Increased opportunities for students has led to stronger graduation rates and student retention.”
An educator since 2007, Mr. Webster has degrees from Morehead State University, The University of the Cumberlands and recently completed coursework at the University of Kentucky.