Jones named CHS Principal

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By The Staff


Weston Jones will be making the jump from an assistant principal position to a principal position this school year. 

Jones, 32, was selected Monday morning by the Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council to be the next leader of Campbellsville High School. Jones just finished his first year as an assistant principal at Campbellsville Elementary School, his first administrative position in the district, which he has worked in for the last nine years. 

Jones said he is ready to take on the new challenge and he wants to see the students at CHS succeed. 

“I am honored and blessed at the opportunity to be the principal of Campbellsville High School,” Jones said in a statement to the CKNJ Monday evening. “I would like to thank the CHS SBDM Council for their trust in me to lead CHS. I look forward to working with the students and teachers at CHS to continue the tradition of excellence that has been established. I am excited to see what amazing things the students at CHS will accomplish this year.” 

Before becoming assistant principal at CES, Jones spent the previous eight years as a physical education teacher at Campbellsville Middle School. 

Jones will replace outgoing principal David Petett, who is moving to a position at the district’s central office as Director of Food Services and Federal Programs, which was vacated via the retirement of Jeff Richardson. 

Jones will be the school’s third principal in three years, as Petett filled the vacancy left by former CHS Principal Kirby Smith, who became the district’s superintendent in May 2017. 

Jones has been actively involved in the school district during his time there, particularly in athletics. He was head coach of the CHS softball team for six years, as well as serving as an assistant football and basketball coach during his time with the school district.

Jones is the son of Karen Jones and Mitchell Jones of Campbellsville. He is married to Hannah Jones, a third-grade teacher at Campbellsville Elementary School, and they have two children: Tate, 5, and Grady, 2. Tate will begin kindergarten at Campbellsville Elementary this year. 

The first day of school in the Campbellsville Independent School District is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 8.