Price named Hodgenville Elementary Principal
LaRue County High School assistant principal Chris Price has been selected as the next principal of Hodgenville Elementary School.
Price served the district as a high school math teacher for 19 years before taking the role of assistant principal five years ago. During his 24 years as an educator, Price also coached various levels of basketball and baseball for 18 years, including eight years as the LCHS head baseball coach.
“I’m excited about this opportunity, and I am grateful to Mr. Sanders and the SBDM for having the confidence in me to place me in this role,” Price said. “I look forward to working with the staff, students and families, as we focus on the continuous goal of making Hodgenville Elementary one of the top elementary schools in Kentucky.”
SBDM teacher representative Laura Kudrna said the open position attracted an outstanding field of candidates and the council had a tough decision to make.
“Mr. Price’s experience as an administrator will be an asset to our school and help us make a smooth transition to continue the great things happening at Hodgenville Elementary,” she said.
Price’s experience as an administrator played a role in his selection, said SBDM parent representative Paul Richey, but Price’s commitment to the school district and the community also was important to the council.
“He has a passion for LaRue County,” Richey said. “Mr. Price is invested in our students and making sure we’re doing what’s best for them.”
Superintendent Sam Sanders said Price was an excellent choice.
“Mr. Price has done an excellent job as a math teacher, an assistant principal and a coach,” Sanders said. “He’s thoughtful, has a calm demeanor and is a very effective leader.”
Price earned a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Grades Education and a Masters in Secondary Counseling from Western Kentucky University. He completed his Rank I in Educational Administration from the University of the Cumberlands. He lives in Buffalo with his wife Theresa, their son Brody, and their daughter Landry.