Bowling Green Junior High has selected Robert Lightning to serve as their next principal. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon during an assembly with BGJHS students.
Lightning is currently the L.E.A.D. Academy Principal at Bowling Green High School, working primarily with 9th grade students and providing supports for the transition to high school. Prior to BGHS, he spent two years as an Assistant Principal at Todd County Middle School, and ten years as a 5th grade math and science teacher at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary in Bowling Green City Schools.
Superintendent Gary Fields said, “Robert Lightning’s experience over a decade as an elementary teacher and most recently as an Assistant Principal at Bowling Green High School makes him uniquely qualified to lead our middle school. His ability to leverage the strengths of our students, as well as our outstanding school staff will enhance the link between our elementary programs and our high school programs.”
Lightning has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Principal’s Certification, and a Mathematics Specialist certification from Western Kentucky University.
Speaking to the students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, Lightning told the students he was both excited and humbled to have the opportunity to be their principal. He said, “Together, we are going to write a story that will be filled with fun memories, one of a kind learning experiences, and a great appreciation that we get to call Bowling Green Junior High School home. ”
Lightning will officially begin as BGJHS Principal on July 1, 2019.