Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Acting Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio announced that retired administrator Timothy “Tim” Hagan will assume the role of acting principal of Norton Elementary School on July 17.
“Tim is a longtime administrator with a history of increasing student achievement at high-performing schools,” Dr. Pollio said. “Recent events have created an emotional experience for the staff, students and families of Norton. Tim’s experience and leadership provide an opportunity for the school community to heal and immediately begin preparing for the upcoming school year.”
Hagan retired from JCPS after serving as principal of Hite Elementary School for 18 years. Under his leadership, Hite was named a Distinguished School of Distinction by the Kentucky Department of Education. He previously served as an intern principal at Frayser Elementary for one year. Prior to that appointment, Hagan was the band director at Eastern High School for 12 years. He began his teaching career at Hart County Schools in 1982. A proud graduate of Fern Creek High School, he and his wife, Cathy, have three grown children—all successful graduates of JCPS.
“I look forward to working with the staff, students and families at Norton to continue building on the tradition of excellence,” Hagan said. “We’ll be ready to hit the ground running on the first day of school, and I look forward to welcoming and meeting everyone at our back-to-school events.”
Norton’s School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council will name a permanent replacement for the school this fall.