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Warner Elementary names new principal with Jessamine roots

Emily Coy has been selected as the next head principal at Hattie C. Warner Elementary School.

Coy has served as the school’s curriculum resource administrator since 2012, and will officially assume her duties as principal July 1.

“It was very evident throughout the hiring process that Emily cares deeply about her school family and she has a special love for Warner and Warner students,” said Superintendent Matt Moore. “We had several strong candidates, and when we looked at the desired characteristics for the next leader of the school, Emily stood out because of her focus on students and their growth, and her ability to support

teachers and staff in that effort. Emily’s strength in instructional leadership will help to take Warner to even higher levels of student achievement.”

Coy has 20 years of experience in education, and spent the first nine years of her career teaching at Warner Elementary.

After leaving the district in 2009 to serve as a curriculum coach in Woodford County, she returned to Jessamine County in 2012 to take the CRA position at Warner.

While serving as CRA, Coy was responsible for the development and implementation of Warner’s Strategic Action Plan as well as school-wide plans for curriculum, assessment and professional learning. Other responsibilities included oversight of budgets, student testing and behavior management.

Coy has provided leadership for the implementation of the district’s guided reading model, assisting with training district teachers on guided reading and curriculum and assessment.

Coy earned a bachelor’s in elementary education from Asbury University and a master’s degrees in education reading and writing and instructional leadership from Eastern Kentucky University.

Coy and her husband, Matt, live in Nicholasville with their daughters, Allison, a freshman at East Jessamine High Sschool and Lindsey, a sixth-grader at East Jessamine Middle School.

Between teaching, serving as an administrator, and having two children attend Jessamine Schools, Coy has a strong bond with the district and with Warner.

“I believe in this district, and I love this school; Warner is my home. I can’t imagine being anywhere else.” Coy said. “I have a passion to serve the students, staff, and families of Warner and to provide the highest quality instruction in a caring and nurturing environment. I look forward to partnering with the Warner Family and continuing to live our mission statement, putting kids first.”

Moore expressed his appreciation to the members of the Warner Elementary SBDM for their diligence and hard work during the principal-selection process. “Councils have the daunting task of selecting the right fit, for not only students, but also for their families, and our staff, taking many factors into account,” Moore said. “The council took this charge very seriously and chose the best candidate to lead Warner.

“Mrs. Coy’s skill set, experience, and love for the Warner Family make her the right person for this very important job.”