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MCMS Welcomes Ms. Madelyn Sterrett as Their New Principal

MCMS Welcomes Ms. Madelyn Sterrett as Their New Principal


(Shelbyville, KY) Madelyn Sterrett grew up in a teaching family, always surrounded by education. She began her education career as a math teacher and softball assistant coach in Spencer County. She was offered a job at Collins High School where she continued teaching math and coaching for five years and for the last four years has served as an Assistant Principal. With degrees in education and instructional leadership from Georgetown College and the University of the Cumberlands, Ms. Sterrett is ready to move on to her next big adventure as Principal of the Marnel C. Moorman School. 


Ms. Sterrett was introduced to the Spartan family at a morning meeting on Friday, May 19th, and then spent part of their field day with them. 


“Initially, I was drawn to MCMS because I had been able to work with them in my role at MLCHS and because the Spartans have so much great stuff going on. The energy that I got to see from the students and staff last Friday was absolutely incredible! I can't wait to work with a group of people that has so much pride in their school,” said Ms. Sterrett. 


Ms. Sterrett decided to pursue administration when after a few years of teaching, she was encouraged to take on small leadership roles. “I was able to help make a difference with more students and co-workers and was then encouraged to pursue administration.”


Ms. Sterrett reviews the parent, staff, and student surveys and takes their criteria for their next leader to heart.


“Based off of what the students said they wanted in their next principal, I hope to bring fun and kindness. The parents and staff want a principal who will ‘establish and maintain open lines of communication’ and will ‘actively foster the positive culture necessary for staff and student success.’ If that is what the staff and parents want, that is what I will work to bring and continue at MCMS.”


Ms. Sterrett is not originally from Shelby County, but after working for Shelby County Public Schools, she and her husband decided to move here because they felt it would be a great place to raise children.


She firmly believes that MCMS’s biggest strengths are the people. 


“I truly believe in communication, collaboration, and doing the right thing in all aspects of life but especially when working with our students, family, and staff. Go SPARTANS!”