Dr. James Masters, a former principal of Henry County High School from 2008 to 2012, was named the superintendent of HCPS in September, 2021. Most recently he filled the position of the Director of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction for Franklin County.
"My fondest memories as an educator were at Henry County High School," Masters said. "It was the most wonderful experience I've had in education, because we all came together as a team and improved the school so much over the span of four years and it was due to the amazing staff, students and community."
Before leading HCHS as its principal, Masters worked with the Kentucky Department of Education as a Highly Skilled Educator, and was an assistant principal at Georgetown Middle School. Masters began his career in education in 1997 as a social studies teacher and basketball coach at Second Street Middle School, Danville High School, Tates Creek High School and Western Hills High School.
Masters holds a Bachelor's degree in History and Philosophy from the University of Kentucky, a Bachelor's degree in Education from Kentucky State University, a Master's degree in Education Instructional Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Morehead State University.