WHMS new principal

Christin Swords has been selected to serve as the next principal at West Hardin Middle School.  

Mrs. Swords is currently the Hardin County Schools Director of Middle School Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment.  Before taking that position in 2021, she was an assistant principal at West Hardin for four years and a Language Arts teacher there for seven years.  

“West Hardin is home to me and I am truly honored to serve the wonderful staff, students and families of West Hardin,” Mrs. Swords said.  “I believe in the power of collaboration and look forward to building strong relationships and partnerships with families and the community. Placing the needs and interests of students is a top priority. Together, we can create an environment where each student feels valued, supported and empowered to reach their full potential.”

“Mrs. Swords is a natural leader,” Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan said.  “She is professional.  She is an extremely hard worker and is truly dedicated to students' success.  She has proven that she has the ability to be a very strong principal.  West Hardin students and their parents will see that she has compassion, kindness and an ability to help students excel.  The staff at West Hardin will see that she is driven and a leader who will roll up her sleeves and do whatever it takes to help students reach and exceed their goals.  The community will see her school grow, develop and lead the way.”

She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in middle grades education.  She earned a Master of Arts degree and principal certification from the University of the Cumberlands.  

“She has implemented successful instructional and administrative programs,” Mrs. Morgan added.  “The Site-Based Decision-Making Council was impressed with her commitment to instruction.  That commitment will lead to greater academic achievement.  Mrs. Swords has a natural ability to collaborate with people and work with everyone to do what is best for students.  West Hardin will continue to thrive under her leadership.”

Mrs. Swords will begin her work at West Hardin this summer.  She replaces current WHMS principal Michael Elmore who is retiring.  


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