The North Hardin High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has asked assistant principal Tanya Corder to be the school’s next principal.
"This is a tremendous honor for me,” Corder said. “To be asked to serve as the principal of my alma mater is truly a privilege. North Hardin is my home and always will be. We have an extremely talented staff and our student body is simply outstanding. The growth that we have experienced the last several years has us on a steam roller of momentum. I am truly blessed.”
Her responsibilities as assistant principal, a role in which she has served since 2014, have included oversight of professional development, new teacher mentoring, the school’s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, discipline, Career & Technical Education, college & career readiness and many other programs and initiatives.
Her career started as a high school English and Drama teacher at Campbellsville High School. She moved back home to work as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher at East Hardin Middle School for five years. She then served several Hardin County Schools facilities as an Academic Resource Teacher. That led to her position as a guidance counselor at John Hardin High school. A desire to work at her alma mater landed her in a similar position at NHHS.
“Mrs. Corder’s knowledge of her school and this district is exceptionally vast,” HCS Superintendent Teresa Morgan said. “She has spent time in significant roles and is dedicated to student achievement and student growth. She has a passion for her school, its students and the staff. She is a mentor, friend and leader to a lot of people who share her passion. She will do an outstanding job as the principal at North Hardin High School.”
“Failure is not an option for us,” Corder added. “The approach we use at North Hardin High School is simple. We will provide every tool, every circumstance and every opportunity for students to succeed. We leave no stone unturned in working to provide for our students. Our community surrounds our school with unprecedented support. That is a key ingredient in our success.”
“Mrs. Corder has played an enormous role in North Hardin’s growth the last several years,” Morgan said. “We know that the drive will not slow under her leadership. North Hardin will continue to flourish because of her skills, her determination and her guidance.”
After her NHHS graduation, Corder earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky in 1995 and Master of Arts from Western Kentucky University in 1999. She earned her Rank I in administration from WKU in 2002.
She replaces the retiring Lonnie Dennis as NHHS principal. Dennis served HCS as a Science teacher at James T. Alton Middle School, assistant principal at North Hardin, principal at the former Radcliff Middle School and principal at Vine Grove Elementary.