Mayfield Independent Names New High School Principal

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MAYFIELD, Ky (May 14, 2024) – Mayfield Independent Schools has named Matt McMain as the new principal of Mayfield High School.  McMain will succeed Billy Edwards, who will be the school district’s next superintendent.

“I am beyond grateful to be trusted with the opportunity to serve as a principal in a district known for its student-centered focus,” said McMain. “I look forward to building as many relationships with staff, students and the community as possible over the summer months. I’m humbled and honored to be a part of the rich tradition the Mayfield Independent School District and community are known for.”

McMain comes to Mayfield from Murray High School where he has served as social studies teacher and assistant basketball coach.  He is completing his 13th year of teaching and 17th year of coaching basketball.  At Murray, he served on the school’s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan committee and the School Safety committee. He has served as mentor to numerous student teachers and practicum students and has been certified in a number of technology-based learning programs through professional development.   Prior to Murray, McMain has also taught at Murray Middle School, Trigg County High School, and Crittenden County Middle School.

Looking ahead, McMain says he plans to build on the successes of outgoing principal Billy Edwards. “My first priority is getting to know the staff, students and Mayfield community. I plan to continue to build on many successful initiatives that are already in place at MHS,” said McMain. “At the forefront is continuing the commitment to college and career readiness and to provide students with avenues to pursue success after their high school experience is over.”

McMain holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a certification in Secondary Education (8-12) from Murray State University.  He earned a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership in 2017 from the University of the Cumberlands and a Master of Education in School Administration from Georgetown College in 2021.

McMain, along with his wife Toree and sons Brooks and Knox, are excited to be joining the Cardinal family.  He will officially take the post effective July 1. There will be a meet-and-greet at Mayfield High School at a later date for staff and members of the community.

“Since becoming a teacher and a coach, my life has been dedicated to preparing students for whatever awaits them next in life,” McMain added. “To the students, staff and community, I will work as hard as I can to ensure that students are put first in all decisions made at MHS.”