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Leader chosen

Fulton Independent has chosen a new principal.

During Tuesday night’s monthly FIS Board of Trustees meeting, Mays was officially introduced as principal. Mays, of Mayfield, comes to Fulton after working in the Graves County School District since 2004. At Graves County, he last served as the finance officer for the district. He has held numerous positions during his 11-year stint including principal, assistant principal and athletic director for Graves County High School. Mays first job in education was as an Applied Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry and Physical Science teacher at Big Sandy School in Big Sandy, Tennessee. He also served as girls’ softball coach at the school.

In addition to his career in education, Mays has been an ordained minister with the Cumberland Presbytery since 1995.

Mays earned a bachelor of science in accounting and a masters of arts in teaching (secondary math certification) from Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee. He earned Rank I – School Administration certification from Western Kentucky University in 2002 and earned a doctor of philosophy in K-12 educational administration in 2011 from the University of Louisville/Western Kentucky University Cooperative Program. Mays also earned a master of divinity and master of theology in world mission and evangelism from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore.

The new principal’s first day with FIS will be July 1. A feature story about Mays and his plans for the upcoming school year will be released prior to the start of school in August. 

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