New Scott County High School Principal Meocha Williams has enjoyed being able to meet and greet students and parents every morning and afternoon and see learning happening in the classroom.

“Our faculty, staff and students have done a phenomenal job living our motto of “Be passionate. Be engaged. Be the best version of yourself. Be excellent,” Williams said.

Her focus these first eight days of school will be to observe current systems and procedures to make sure that everything runs smoothly.

“I want to ensure that everything we are doing is helping to facilitate a safe, inviting environment for students and their families, and that learning is occurring every minute of every day,” Williams said.

“This week has confirmed for me everything that SCHS is known for throughout the state.”

She has gotten to work alongside a supportive, dedicated staff of professionals who work hard each day, she said. “We were thrilled to welcome our students back to school.

There have been many changes this year, in addition to new members of the administrative team. The decision was made last year to make SCHS grades 9-12 in preparation for the opening of Great Crossing High School. 

The Site Based Decision Making Council also adopted a new master schedule that includes six class periods instead of seven. Last week, they worked through these details to settle in to the new school year and Williams is happy with the progress.  

During the first week, the school has worked with diligence to improve lunch procedures. SCHS has added an additional serving line and altered service times to get students through the line quickly.

This way they have time to enjoy their lunch and socialize with friends. 

“We are thankful for the help our nutrition staff in making adjustments to meet student needs,” Williams said.

The team is also working on improving hallway transitions. 

“We look forward to a series of family nights this fall when parents can meet teachers, learn about clubs and extra-curricular activities and plan for college and careers,” Williams said.

She previously was employed as Bryan Station freshman principal for a year, Doss High School freshman principal for five years and Doss High School College and Career Readiness coach for one year.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from University of Louisville, a masters degree in education from Georgetown College, a masters degree in educational leadership from Eastern Kentucky University, Superintendent certification from Eastern Kentucky University, Instructional Supervision Certification from Eastern Kentucky University and presently an EdD Educational Leadership candidate at Eastern Kentucky University.

“I am very proud to be the principal of Scott County High School. We have great faculty, students, parents and community members and we are each invested in the success of all of our students. I am very happy to be a part of the SCHS family,” Williams said.

Her goal is to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon High School and to be the best public high school in Kentucky. “We work every day to live out our vision of “Creating a Culture of Excellence,” Williams said.

She is married to Joshua Williams who is the freshman principal at Frederick Douglas High School in Lexington.

They have two dogs, Simba (Poodle Chihuahua) and Dakota (Poodle Yorkie).

Jennifer Peryam can be reached at jperyam@news-graphic.com.

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