Bluegrass Middle School Principal Tanya Jury is the new Hardin County Schools Director of High School Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.
In her new position, Dr. Jury will be responsible for working with administrators and teachers at the district’s high schools to create and implement best-practice instructional strategies and a rigorous curriculum. In addition, she will serve as the District Assessment Coordinator and will work closely with the Building Assessment Coordinator at each school.
“I will greatly miss the students, staff and families at Bluegrass,” Dr. Jury said. “However, I am looking forward to working closely with and supporting our high school administrators, counselors, and teachers as we continue to provide excellent educational experiences and opportunities for all of the district’s high school students.”
She was as the principal at Bluegrass for three years after serving as the school’s assistant principal. She was also an assistant principal and principal at Nelson County High School for a combined four years.
In a previous stint at BGMS, she was an instructional specialist and assistant principal before leaving for NCHS. Her educational career started at Bardstown Middle School in 2006. She taught reading, writing, science and social studies in her seven-year tenure there.
“Dr. Jury will do a great job in her new role,” HCS Chief Academic Officer Greg Sutton said. “Her work with our Project-Based Learning initiatives is second-to-none. Her experiences as a middle school and a high school principal will help her in student achievement initiatives. She truly has a passion for student success. She is a trusted mentor, colleague and leader to many who share her passion.”
Dr. Jury is a Washington County High School and Western Kentucky University graduate. She earned her Master of Arts degree from Morehead State University. She holds a doctoral degree in education from the University of Kentucky.
She replaces Tanya Corder who will retire next month.