Principal of new Lexington elementary school selected

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LEXINGTON, Ky. ({WTVQ)- While Fayette County’s newest elementary school is still under construction, Superintendent Manny Caulk has already selected the leader who will be responsible for building the educational program within its walls.

Josh Williams, a former elementary school principal who also helped open Frederick Douglass High School in 2017 as the principal of the Freshman Academy, will be the principal of Fayette County’s 37th elementary school off of Athens‐Boonesboro Road.

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Williams, who has 13 years of experience in education, started his career teaching world history and government at Lafayette High School. From there, he served a year as a principal intern in the Fayette County Public Schools, shadowing other principals. He served for a year as director of students and student life at Madison Southern High School, a year as assistant principal at Camp Taylor Elementary and four years as principal of Watson Lane Elementary School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from Georgetown College, and a master’s degree in education leadership as well as his superintendent’s certification from Eastern Kentucky University. He will complete his doctorate at EKU in 2019.

Josh and his wife Meocha WIlliams, who is the principal of Scott County High School, have two dogs named Simba and Dakota.

Mr. Williams will start in his new position on January 2, 2019, when FCPS staff return from winter break.