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Howton Named HCDT, Academy Principal

Nathan Howton has been selected principal of Hopkins County Day Treatment and Hopkins County Schools Academy.

Howton, a Hopkins County native, has served as assistant principal of Hopkinsville High School for the past 11 years. He was previously principal of North Drive Middle School and assistant principal of Hopkinsville Middle School. He started his career as a social studies teacher and coach at Webster County High School.

“It is an honor to come home to Hopkins County and to have the opportunity to serve the families and community where I grew up,” Howton said. “As educators, our passion is to help every student make her or his future brighter. In my new role as principal of Day Treatment and Hopkins County Schools Academy, we will work diligently to support every student and to prepare them to successfully transition to life after graduation.”

He earned a bachelor’s degree in history, master’s degree in educational administration, and Rank 1 professional certificate for school superintendent, all from Murray State University.

“We are excited to have Mr. Howton join our #TeamHopkins family!” said Assistant Superintendent Amy Smith. “His experience as an assistant principal at Hopkinsville High School will be beneficial in this new role. His high energy level and relationship-building skills are going to make a difference with the students, families, staff, and community in Hopkins County.”