LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — A number of school districts across Kentucky head back to school Wednesday, including Fayette, Madison, Boyle, and Scott counties.
In Fayette County, the district is welcoming a number of new staff members to the FCPS family, including Scott Loscheider, the newest principal at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.
Loscheider took over the role in July and said excitement is the keyword when it comes to taking on the new role.
“I think excitement is definitely the word here. Paul Laurence Dunbar has a rich tradition. I’m excited to be a part of it. I’ve gotten to see some great students, as you can tell, that are coming in today. They’re excited to be here, and I have a tremendous staff and tremendous support from Fayette County Public Schools,” said Loscheider.
Loscheider obviously hasn’t gotten to meet every student, so FOX 56 asked the principal to introduce himself and give a synopsis of who he is.
“Scott Loscheider is someone who’s going to come with energy. He’s going to be present. He’s going to be available, and I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure that students are achieving at a high level. We’re working together hand in hand to make that happen,” said Loscheider.
This isn’t Loscheider’s first gig in teaching in general, he served at GRC for a while. So what advice does he have for students heading back to class?
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“It’s not where you start at the school. You know, it’s not where your start here at Dunbar High School; it’s where you finish, and it’s a process. As you can tell, the excitement’s still going on here as we’re welcoming MSTC students for their zero hours. But yeah, it’s not where you start, but where you finish your time here at Dunbar,” he stated.
So how did the new principal feel seeing all the students back, excited, and ready for the new year?
“Dunbar has this infectious or contagious positivity, and as you can tell, it goes from the staff and it’s sprinkling into the students today,” said Loscheider.