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Melton named JMMS Principal

Matt Melton, assistant principal at James Madison Middle School, has been selected as the school’s principal.

“After being in the building for 14 years as a teacher and assistant principal, I am excited to serve the faculty, staff, and students of James Madison as their principal,” Melton said.

Melton has a 15-year career in education. He previously taught physical education, coached football and girls basketball, and served as athletic director at JMMS. He also was assistant principal at Webster County High School for a year before returning to JMMS as assistant principal in 2018.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education K-12 and a master’s degree in school administration/instructional leadership, both from Murray State University.

Other professional experience includes serving two terms on the JMMS Site-Based Council and serving as Positive Behavior Intervention Systems building coach.

“Matt Melton gets excited when he talks about his love for ‘Jimmy Madison’ and the kids,” said Hopkins County Schools Superintendent Deanna Ashby. “When I visit JMMS, Mr. Melton is always in the halls making connections with the kids and asking them how their day is going. Demonstrating a servant’s heart for 14 years at JMMS, he is the perfect fit for the position. I am very proud of him and expect great things ahead for the students, staff, and the entire JMMS family!”