The Christian County Public School System (CCPS) in Kentucky has recently made an impactful announcement concerning Hopkinsville Middle School. Starting February 5, 2024, the school will welcome a new interim principal, Andrew Goins, a seasoned professional with a rich background in education. This marks a significant step for Mr. Goins and the Hopkinsville school community.
A Transition of Leadership
Andrew Goins, who previously held the position of assistant principal at Hopkinsville High School, is set to report directly to the CCPS Superintendent, Chris Bentzel. His appointment is seen as a strategic move to maintain and elevate the quality of education and leadership within the school.
Superintendent Bentzel expressed his confidence in Goins, stating, “His leadership and work with our Freshman Academy at Hopkinsville High has been an excellent example for our students and staff over the past two years. We are confident he will bring the same level of excellence to Hopkinsville Middle School.”
An Impressive Track Record
Mr. Goins isn’t new to the realm of education. With 14 years of experience, he has traversed various roles that have prepared him for this position. Before his tenure at Hopkinsville High School, which began in 2013, he was part of the teaching staff at Heritage Christian Academy and Paducah Tilghman High School. His journey also includes a significant stint as assistant principal at Freedom Elementary in 2019 before returning to Hopkinsville High.
A Vision for the Future
Interim principal Andrew Goins reflected on his new role and said, “I am excited to lead Hopkinsville Middle School. I am honored and privileged to work alongside our tremendous students, staff, and families. I am grateful for the opportunity to help our students find academic success and help them strive to meet their potential.”
Academic and Personal Milestones
Educationally, Goins is a graduate of Murray State University and holds two master’s degrees from the University of the Cumberlands, showcasing his dedication to lifelong learning and educational excellence. On a personal note, he is married to Amanda and is a proud father to his daughter, Alivia.
The appointment of Andrew Goins as the interim principal at Hopkinsville Middle School is a promising development for the Christian County Public School System. His rich background and proven leadership skills are anticipated to bring about positive changes and continue the legacy of educational excellence at Hopkinsville Middle School. As the school community and stakeholders welcome Mr. Goins, there is a shared sense of excitement and optimism for the future of the school under his guidance.