I am very excited to be the new principal of Letcher elementary. This school is a very special place and I am glad to be a part of this special family. I taught at Whitesburg High School and Letcher County Central High School for a total of 29 years. Through those years, I have seen many changes in the education field. However, there are a few principles that are as true and effective today as they were in the past. First, a positive attitude is essential for a person to be able to reach the goals that are before them as they encounter challenges and occasional disappointments. Secondly, a person must always do their best. Anything less than their best will result in not reaching their full potential. Thirdly, a person must be trained to do their best, self- discipline takes time. Lastly, a person achieves at a higher level when they have a purpose. The academic, social, and personal development of each student is achieved when everyone involved, parents, guardians, school staff, community, and the students follow the above principles to achieve the highest level of achievement possible. At Letcher Elementary School, each student will receive individualized instruction, care, and attention every day. I believe this is a top school to receive an education. Daily attendance is essential for the students to receive a quality education. I encourage all parents and caregivers to have your children here every day possible and encourage them to do their best. If we all follow being positive, doing our best, be self-disciplined to achieve the best education possible in a fun and caring environment, then each Eagle will not only learn how to fly, but Soar!
Rocky Craft, Principal
Letcher Elementary School