Wethington named next DCHS principal

June 24, 2024 | 12:06 pm

Updated June 25, 2024 | 12:14 am

Jeff Wethington

Jeff Wethington has been named the next principal of Daviess County High School. Wethington has served as assistant principal at DCHS for the last 2 years.

Wethington said it is a special opportunity to be named a principal at any school in the district, especially DCHS. 

“The principal position at DC does not come open often,” he said. “I am humbled and honored to lead this school. My work as principal at Daviess County High School will most certainly be centered on students and their experience at DC including creating a safe and caring learning environment, supporting the educational process for teachers, and establishing connections with students and families.” 

Wethington is replacing Matt Mason, who was recently named the new Assistant Superintendent of Student Services for Daviess County Public Schools.

As principal at DCHS, Wethington will be responsible for maintaining an effective learning climate in the school, including evaluating and supervising the instructional processes, as well as overseeing the implementation of school-wide curriculums. Other responsibilities have included establishing guidelines for proper student conduct through the Positive Behavior Intervention System; planning, organizing, and implementing school activities; and implementing and supervising special education programs. 

“We, as a district, have developed a strong process for selecting the best candidate for open principal positionsm,” said Charles Broughton, incoming superintendent for Daviess County Public Schools. “Through surveys, focus groups, and the Site-Based Decision-Making Council, the hiring committee is confident in the selection of Mr. Wethington as the next principal of Daviess County High School. Jeff’s extensive experience in education and leadership, along with his unwavering commitment to student success, makes him a great fit for this role. DCHS has a rich tradition of excellence and pride, and I am confident that under his leadership and guidance, Daviess County High will continue to be a model for outstanding educational opportunities for students and a great place to work for all staff.” 

Wethington has been with Daviess County Public Schools since 1997, when he started his educational career at Apollo High School as a mathematics teacher. He served as assistant principal at College View Middle School from 2012-21 and as interim principal at College View Middle School from 2021-2022. 

June 24, 2024 | 12:06 pm

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