Logan County High School principal Casey Jaynes announced on Thursday that he will be leaving the high school at the end of the week.
Jaynes has been selected by Boone County Central Office to be their next Director of Middle/High School Teaching and Learning.
He has spent the past seven years as principal at LCHS and has built a leadership team of administrators and teachers that have moved LCHS to the 88th percentile on the 2014 Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP). LCHS was recently recognized by the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education for being tied for first place in the state for having 100% of students majoring in a Career and Tech Education field to be college or career ready as determined by KPREP standards.
“This is truly a bittersweet opportunity for me to be working with a highly recognized, successful, and visible district such as Boone County, but I will be leaving a school and a district that provided a young teacher a fantastic opportunity to become an assistant principal for three years and then principal for the last seven years,” Jaynes said. “During that time the teachers and administrators bought into the vision and mission of being one of the best high schools in the state and have accomplished many of the goals we set forth for our students.”
Jaynes said he is extremely proud of the accomplishments LCHS has earned over the past several years.
“Being recognized by entities such as US News and World Report, and the College Board and being in the 88th percentile on KPREP the last two years shows their dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence for all students,” he said. “I work with one of the best leadership teams and the next principal selected for LCHS will find that this is one of the best faculties in the Commonwealth to work with and lead. In addition to all of those accolades I have been privileged to have this faculty and staff help raise our three children who have numerous memories and stories about their experiences at LCHS. I have spent 10 years in this building, walking its halls, visiting the classrooms and attending numerous events. It is the longest place we have ever been for a career and for a home. We will always have a special place in our heart for LCHS and Logan County.”
Jaynes’ new position for Boone County Schools will have a variety of responsibilities including:
• Assisting and monitoring schools in the development, vertical and horizontal alignment, implementation, reporting and ongoing revision of the secondary/middle school curriculum to meet national, state, and district standards
• Provide direction regarding new secondary/middle school curricular requirements and/or trends to prepare students for successful transition at each level through post-secondary experiences.
• Facilitating the development and implementation of innovative and/or new programs to support the secondary/middle school curriculum
• Serving as the district coordinator for career & technical education; monitor related budgets, and assure that vocational programs comply with state and federal standards. Work collaboratively with the Area Technology Center.
Boone County School district is located in Northern Kentucky just south of Cincinnati, OH. From the district website, “As the third largest in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the District consists of 14 elementary schools, five middle schools and four high schools. There are nearly 20,000 students, 1,200 who are English Language Learners, speaking over 50 languages in Boone County Schools.” Mr. Jaynes primarily will be working with principals and their leadership teams of the four high schools of Boone County High School, Conner High School, Cooper High School and Ryle High School and the five Middle Schools of Camp Ernst, Ockerman, Conner, Gray, and RA Jones. There is also a HS/MS alternative center and the Boone County Area Tech Center that provides educational opportunities for the Boone County School System. Boone County Schools are widely recognized for their academic success as a distinguished district with all of their high schools scoring at or above the 90th percentile on KPREP.
Dr. Jim Detwiler, Assistant Superintendent for Learning Support Services for Boone County Schools said, “We are thrilled to have Mr. Jaynes join our Learning Support Services Team. His enthusiasm for supporting teachers, his growth mindset, and his willingness to think outside the box for the benefit of student achievement is exactly what we had hoped for.”
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