Stuart Pepper Middle School students and staff will recognize a familiar face as principal when they return to classes in the fall. Mr. David Phillips was selected by the SPMS SBDM Council to serve as principal and continue to lead their strong tradition of excellence in academics and extracurriculars.
Superintendent Dr. Mark Martin states, “In education, you dream of hiring talented individuals with a high level of leadership ability that can make a difference in the lives of children. The Stuart Pepper Middle School SBDM Council accomplished that with this hire. ALL Meade County students will benefit from the leadership of Mr. David Phillips.”
During his tenure, David has been a music teacher, an assistant band director, and an assistant principal with the Meade County School District. Mr. Phillips shares, “I love the Meade County Schools, but my heart and my home is SPMS. I am excited to have the opportunity to serve our community in this new role. Stuart Pepper Middle School plays a pivotal role in the education of our students and it is very humbling to be a part of this great team!”
David is committed to pouring his heart into the students and staff of SPMS. “Mr. David Phillips is a complete educational leader. David develops positive relationships with all stakeholders. He will be a superb instructional leader for SPMS and understands the impact of extra-curricular opportunities on the overall student experience. It is apparent when David leads that he is a person of integrity who truly cares about people,” added Superintendent Martin.
Mr. Phillips is a graduate of Meade County High School. He holds degrees from Western Kentucky University, University of the Cumberlands, Bellarmine University, and he is currently finishing a doctoral degree at Bellarmine University.
Mr. Phillips takes over the helm of SPMS from Mr. Chad Butler, who was recently selected to serve the Meade County community as Director of Pupil Personnel and Director of Facilities. Mr. Phillips begins his role as principal on July 1.