With all the unique experiences the new school year has brought with it, some things remain unchanged — like the need for quality instruction. This year, Logan County High School welcomes five faculty members with varying degrees of experience and areas of expertise.

Benjamin Adams begins his teaching career at LCHS as the school’s new Art instructor. He recently received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Visual Studies from Western Kentucky University. When not teaching art, Benjamin enjoys painting miniature figures for D&D campaigns.

Maegann Basham comes to LCHS with two years of teaching experience, at the middle and high school levels. She joins the school’s social studies department. Maegann received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Murray State University. Away from her teaching responsibilities, she likes to spend time with her family and two Bassett hounds.

LeeAnn Byrd comes to LCHS with five years of teaching experience. She will serve as part of our Special Education department with an emphasis in English and Integrated Science. LeeAnn received her Bachelors of Arts in Pyschology and a Masters Art of Teaching (MAT) Special Education LBD from Western Kentucky University. Her hobbies include photography, cooking, and spending time with family.

Justin Kirby is an LCHS graduate and returns as the school’s Choral instructor. He brings with him seven years of teaching experience, having taught Choir, Theatre, and served as an Assistant Band Director in Tennessee. Justin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education at Western Kentucky University and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. Away from his teaching responsibilities, Justin enjoys cooking, golfing, and hanging out with his wife and dog.

Lisa Overstreet brings 36 years of Tennessee teaching experience to Logan County. She received her Bachelors and Masters of English from Middle Tennessee State University. At LCHS she teaches sophomore English and Literature. Away from her time at school, Lisa is an adjunct professor of English at Cumberland University and enjoys reading, building things, and spending time with her family.

Logan County High School is off to a great start this year. The faculty, staff, and administrators are excited about our new faculty members and the possibilities the new school year presents.

— For the NDL