David Bolen

David Bolen, Principal at George Rogers Clark High School, has been recognized by the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals as their 2018 Principal of the Year! Mr. Bolen has served as principal of the school since 2010 and has contributed 26 years of service as an educator.

When informed of his selection, Mr. Bolen said, “The high school is definitely my passion, as I have spent all but 4 years of my career at the secondary level.  I believe students need to be fully prepared for either college or the workforce. High school as we know it must evolve to meet the ever-changing demands of students, and I believe GRC is doing just that.”

He will now move on to consideration for National Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  The winner will be announced in October in Washington, D.C., during National Principals' Month.

Clark County Schools Superintendent, Paul Christy says, “This is an awesome recognition for Mr. Bolen. He has fostered tremendous growth for the students and staff of George Rogers Clark High School in his years as principal.  Under his leadership, GRC has become a School of Distinction and one that others use as a model to improve their schools.”

KASSP President Bobby Bennett stated, “David’s passion for serving all students makes him an outstanding representative for the incredible work of Kentucky’s High School and Middle School administrators and a solid candidate to be recognized at the national level.”

The Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals has been serving school leaders for over 50 years since its establishment in 1957.  KASSP’s purpose is to build an active network of educators working to improve the quality of school leadership and to improve student achievement.

Mr. Bolen will be recognized at an upcoming meeting of the Clark County Board of Education.