Lauren Burnett named new director of LCMS – The Interior Journal


Lincoln County Schools is thrilled to welcome Lauren Burnett as the new Principal of Lincoln County Middle School. Ms. Burnett will officially assume her new role at school on July 1.

She has served as vice-principal at Boyle County High School since 2017 and was previously student dean at McNabb Middle School in Montgomery County. She also has several years of experience teaching students of all ages in the classroom, including four years as a choir director and arts and humanities teacher at Bondurant Middle School.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Burnett join our team and lead Lincoln County Middle School to reach new heights in student achievement and school culture,” said Dr. Chris Murray, Principal of Secondary Schools. “Early in this process, the Site Based Council and I set out detailed criteria for what we were looking for in a director, and Ms. Burnett meets and exceeds those criteria. Her experiences thus far in her career have uniquely prepared her for the role of Principal of Lincoln County High School. I look forward to working with her and seeing the college take off under her leadership.

Ms. Burnett graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2004 with a Bachelor of Music degree and later earned her Masters in Educational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University.

She said she was excited to get started with students, staff and the community. “I can’t wait to meet everyone and start building positive relationships. I want people to know that I feel blessed to accept this position and that I am fully invested.

Lauren currently resides in Harrodsburg with her husband Matt and four children (Logan, Kyra, Jayce and Aubrey). They have 3 dogs and 2 horses and she enjoys reading, crafts, showing horses and music.


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