The Creekside Elementary School Site-Based Decision Making Council has selected its interim principal to fill the role full time.
Brooke Custis, who was named the interim principal in June 2020, is excited to continue her work at Creekside.
“I’m honored that the SBDM council asked me to stay in this position,” Custis said. “The Creekside family is simply amazing. Students, staff and families work incredibly hard to ensure success. This community is passionate about what we do at Creekside and supports the hard work put forth here every day.”
She came to Creekside after serving as an assistant principal at Radcliff Elementary School. She also worked as a teacher, interventionist and assistant principal at North Park Elementary School.
“Mrs. Custis is an amazing leader,” HCS Superintendent Teresa Morgan said. “Her determination, work ethic, kindness and dedication to student success are beyond what anyone can imagine. She has done an awesome job this year and will continue to do so in the future.”
Custis started her career in 2001 as a second-grade teacher and a fourth-grade teacher in Christian County Schools. A family move took her to Clarksville Montgomery County Schools in Tennessee to teach fourth 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 continue to positively impact the educational experience for as many students as possible,” Custis added. “The Creekside family does a great job of inspiring every student to exceed goals and instill a drive to stretch and expand the pathways to learning and delivery of instruction.”
“Several school initiatives have started under Mrs. Custis’ leadership this school year,” Morgan said. “Cubbies Club (a program designed to help children who range in age from two to five years with Kindergarten readiness) and AgSTREAM (an agricultural-based careers program) have been extremely successful. Preschool enrollment has increased because of these programs. And, she continues to make it clear in the community that there is always room for more students in preschool.”
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.