After nine years with principal Greg Bowles at the helm of Providence Elementary School, the Bulldogs will be under new leadership moving forward after the district announced his succesor last week.

Following the end of the school year, it was announced that Bowles was moving to the board office to take over as the district’s Director of Pupil Personnel (DPP), a position vacated by Todd Marshall who left in 2016 to become the principal of Hopkinsville High School.

Since that time, Bowles has assisted Brad Johnson, who was contracted from outside the district to help cover the position on an interim basis.

“I have been more than blessed in my nine years as Principal of Providence Elementary School,” Bowles said. “I have enjoyed working with all our students, parents, community members, and staff to improve our school over time.  I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish and look forward to the great things that are ahead in the future.”

In his new position, Bowles will also oversee district maintenance and transportation.

Nita Johnson is a 1991 graduate of the Unversity of Southern Indiana. She earned her masters in education from Western Kentucky University in 1996,  her masters in school administration of WKU in 2016.

She comes to Providence from Webster County Middle School, where she was an Assistant Principal, and worked in Academics & Student Support.

She began her teaching career in 1991 at Clay Elementary, where she spent ten years teaching sixth grade. From there she moved to Slaughters Elementary (11 years), and Dixon Elementary (two years), before becoming an Instructional Coach at Dixon in 2014.

In 2016 she joined the middle school as a College and Career Readiness Coach, and then moved to Assistant Principal last year.

“I am very excited to begin this new journey with the students, staff, parents and community of Providence,” Johnson said.  “I am thrilled to be continuing the initiatives started by the WC School District leadership in recent years. While it will be difficult to fill Mr. Bowles shoes I hope to bring new and exciting opportunities like blended learning, technology, and the implementation of the Striving Readers Grant to Providence Elementary. My greatest desire is to help children become the best they can be academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally-educating the whole child. I look forward to working with the wonderful staff at PES.”

 

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