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About Our School and Leader

"FOR THESE ARE ALL OUR CHILDREN, AND WE SHALL ALL PROFIT BY, OR PAY FOR, WHAT THEY BECOME"
-James Baldwin

 

School Mission
The Sterling School exists to engage, motivate and challenge students as they realize and demonstrate their potential in academics, by becoming productive members of society.
What We Believe...
Young people need five real basics:
  • A one on one relationship with caring adults;
  • A safe place to learn and grow;
  • Academic rigor and high expectations for all students;
  • A marketable skill to use upon graduation;
  • A chance to give back to peers and community.

Director of Alternative Services: Mike Whitaker

Mike Whitaker returns to Montgomery County after previously working in the district from 2012-2014.  Mr. Whitaker has worked 21 years in the field of education.  He comes to us most recently from Webster County Schools where he was the Alternative School Principal for the district.  He also held an administrative position in Letcher County and has held teaching positions in Kentucky, including two years previously in Montgomery County.

Mr. Whitaker is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and received his Master’s Degree and Rank I in Leadership at Union College.

He and his wife, Lesia, a retiring school administrator, reside in Clay City.  They have a daughter, Felicia, and three grandchildren.


 

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