Brooke Custis will serve as the interim principal at Creekside Elementary School during the 2020-2021 school year.
“Mrs. Custis will do a terrific job in this role,” Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan said. “She has the experience, knowledge and the student-centered mentality needed to help Creekside students continue to grow and succeed.”
She is currently the assistant principal at Radcliff Elementary School. This is her second stint with HCS. She worked from 2007 to 2014 as a teacher, interventionist and assistant principal at North Park Elementary School.
“I’m excited to start at Creekside,” Custis said. “The school has a tradition of academic excellence and has a student-first culture. Of all of the places I have had the privilege to work, teach or learn, Hardin County is by far the most progressive in education. I know Creekside is a big part of that equation. I can’t wait to become part of this wonderful Creekside family.”
She started her career in 2001 serving as a 2nd grade teacher and a 4th grade teacher in Christian County Schools. A family move took her to Clarksville Montgomery County Schools in Tennessee to teach 4th grade. After two years there, another family move brought her to HCS and then to the Monroe County Community School Cooperation in Bloomington, Indiana where she served as an assistant principal. Before returning to HCS, she spent three years as an assistant principal at Solomon Elementary School in Wahiawa, Hawaii.
“We must positively impact the education experience of as many students as possible,” Custis added. “We also have to inspire every student to exceed goals and instill in every student a drive to stretch and expand the pathways to learning and delivery of instruction.”
She is an alum of Hopkinsville (KY) High School. She earned her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees from Murray State University and her Rank I from the University of the Cumberlands.
She replaces current Creekside Elementary principal Meredith Weipert who will be relocating to be with family out of state later this month.