The Richmond Register

September 28, 2013

Principals selected for Madison Central High and Waco Elementary


Special to the Register

RICHMOND — Madison Central High and Waco Elementary schools have new principals.

“Madison County Schools is extremely excited to have Drew Muntz and Venessa Worley in leadership roles,” Superintendent Elmer Thomas said in a news release.

“Both of these individuals have an abundance of education and leadership experience that will benefit our students, staff and community,” he said.

Madison Central High School

Drew Muntz has been serving as interim principal at Madison Central since Aug 1. He takes the job Thomas had before he was hired as superintendent.

Muntz began work at MCHS in July 2010 as an assistant principal. Prior to that, Muntz worked for the Kentucky Department of Education as a targeted assistance branch manager (2009-10) and a consultant (2008-09).

This is not his first principal’s job. He was principal of Campbellsville High School (2006-07) and principal of Bourbon County High School (2003-06).

He was assistant principal of Pendleton County High School (2000-03) and a teacher at Mason County High School (1998-2000), Harrison County High School (1997-98) and Holbrook High School (1995-997).

Muntz received his bachelor’s, master’s and Rank 1 from Morehead State University and is certified as a social studies teacher for grades 7-12, principal for grades K-12, instructional supervisor, director of pupil personnel and superintendent.

Waco Elementary School

Venessa Coner-Worley began her career in education more than 17 years ago. She has worked in priority schools as an educational recovery specialist with the state Department of Education for the past six years. Prior to her KDE role, she taught at Kingston Elementary as a primary teacher, 1998-08; and was an instructional assistant, 1997-98.

Worley received her bachelor of science in elementary education, master’s of arts in education as a reading specialist, masters of arts in Education in Instructional Leadership and Certificate for Instructional Supervisor from Eastern Kentucky University. Worley received her Certificate for Superintendent from the University of Kentucky.