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Allison Scherer, currently an assistant principal at James T. Alton Middle School, will start service as the school’s new principal.  The JTA Site-Based Decision-Making Council voted unanimously to appoint Scherer to that role.

“Continuing to serve the students, staff and families of James T. Alton Middle School will be an honor,” Scherer said. “I look forward to carrying on the strong traditions of excellence that are a part of our school culture.” 

She has been an assistant principal at JTA since 2019.  Scherer also served as a guidance counselor at neighboring Vine Grove Elementary School for seven years, an elementary classroom teacher at Rineyville Elementary and the former Parkway Elementary (currently North Park).  She began her teaching career in January 2002.

“Allison is a lifelong Trojan,” Hardin County Schools superintendent Teresa Morgan said.  “She was a student at JTA.  She is a North Hardin High School graduate, has taught at the schools that feed JTA and has been an assistant principal in that school as well.  She is part of the JTA family Is heavily involved in the community.  She is the right candidate to carry on the pride and tradition of excellence of JTA.”

She graduated from NHHS in 1998 and Campbellsville University in 2001.  She has a National Board Certification, a master’s degree from Western Kentucky University and a principal certification from the University of the Cumberlands.  

“I look forward to continuing to foster our ‘whatever it takes’ mission at JTA,” Scherer said.  “Our students believe in themselves and that they can be successful.  We will continue to provide a quality education for our students at James T. Alton Middle School.”

Scherer replaces Kevin Estes who left JTA before the school year started.  He is now the Chief Academic Officer for Ballard County Schools.  Jennifer Lewis has been the interim principal at JTA between Estes’ departure and Scherer’s appointment.  

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