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His first day is Monday, Aug. 26

By Stevie Lowery

Mike Abell, 41, of Springfield has been an educator for 19 years, and becoming a principal has always been one of his aspirations.

He will fulfill that dream Monday, Aug. 26, which will be his first day at Marion County High School as its new principal.

“I’m so grateful to have the opportunity,” Abell said after the SBDM council unanimously hired him for the position on Aug. 21. “As a principal, you have such an opportunity to influence more students on a larger scale.”

Abell, who comes from a family of educators, was born and raised in Springfield. He graduated from Washington County High School in 1989, and went to Eastern Kentucky University where he earned his bachelors degree. He then earned his masters degree at Western Kentucky University. He’s spent the last 15 years at North Bullitt High School where he taught social studies for 10 years and then became the assistant principal.

To read more, see the Aug. 28 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.