When Bracken County High School students return to school on Thursday, August 11th, they will find a new principal in charge, Tony Dietrich. Mr. Dietrich worked in the Pendleton County School System for 20 years. He spent his first 8 years as an English teacher, like his parents, before spending 12 years in Administration. Seven of those years were as Assistant Principal, 3 as Principal and 2 years in the Central Office. When the BCHS Principal position became available, he decided it was time to get back around the kids.
He looks forward to building on the successful practices already in place at Bracken County High School. He has encouraged all his teachers and staff to be advocates for all the students and intends to team up with them to solve problems as they arise. He knows all too well the problems facing our students such as poverty, bullying, and the lure of drugs and alcohol.
As a father of four children, a college freshman, high school sophomore, an 8th grader, and a 5th grader, he understands the need to keep students invested in their education and moving toward a positive future whether it be with academics, athletics, music or agricultural programs.
Mr. Dietrich believes that teachers are the best examples of individuals caring for their neighbors and helping to make a difference one student at a time. And is very happy with all the programs available in the Bracken County School System promoting positive interaction with the community.
He encourages all incoming freshman and returning students to get out and experience something new this year at Bracken County High School. Students and parents can meet Mr. Dietrich and all the teachers at the Back to School Bash and Open House on Monday, August 8th from 5-7 p.m.