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Zimmer Named HCCHS Principal

Michael Zimmer has been selected as the new principal at Hopkins County Central High School.

He has served as HCCHS assistant principal for the past three years.

“I would like to thank the Hopkins County Central High School Site-Based Decision Making Council and Superintendent Amy Smith for providing me the opportunity to lead Hopkins County Central High School,” Zimmer said. “I am humbled and enthusiastic about this opportunity and am ready to get started serving the students, faculty and staff, parents, and community members of Hopkins County Central.” 

During his 19 years working in education, Zimmer has been Hopkins County Schools district teacher consultant, Madisonville North Hopkins High School curriculum coordinator and coach, and HCCHS technology integration specialist and social studies teacher. He started his career as a social studies teacher at Webster County High School.

“Mike Zimmer’s experience as an assistant principal and curriculum coordinator will be beneficial as he begins his new role,” said Hopkins County Schools Superintendent Amy Smith. “The relationships he has built with the students, families, staff, and community will help him transition as he leads Hopkins County Central High School.

Zimmer earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies from Western Kentucky University and master’s degrees in education and administration from Murray State University.

He is a member of Madisonville Chrysalis Community Board of Directors and Hopkins County Young Professionals and a licensed USA Volleyball official. He was the 2nd Region Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2015.

Zimmer will start his new position on July 1.

“I look forward to building upon the work and achievement that my predecessors started at Hopkins County Central,” he said. “There is an abundance of opportunities for Central students to dream big. With hard work, students will be able to achieve success as they build their own Storm Legacy.”