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Holmes High School Names New Principal

Holmes High School will have a new principal next year.

Covington Independent Public Schools announced Wednesday that Scott A. Hornblower will replace Dennis Maines at the high school.

Hornblower has served as principal of the Virtual High School and Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Cincinnati and St. Agnes School in Fort Wright. 

“I have a passion for working in urban settings,’’ Hornblower said in a news release. “I am a firm believer that for students to be successful and for the Covington community to be viable, we must give students the skills they need to succeed in college, work, the military or whatever route they choose after high school. We must have positive student outcomes.’’ 

Hornblower earned his Master of Science in Special Education from Indiana University, a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Maine, administration and supervision certification from the University of Kentucky, and superintendent certification from Xavier University. 

Hornblower has worked as the academic consultant for Apex Learning, Inc., in Seattle, Washington and director of Apex Learning Virtual School there. In addition, he served as an educational consultant in Southwestern Ohio Special Education Regional Resources Center in Cincinnati and in the Ohio Department of Education, Division of Special Education.

Hornblower, who is also an author, comes to Kentucky via Boston, Massachusetts. Early in his career, he worked as a special education teacher. He has lived in Ft. Wright for twenty-six years. He and his wife have two sons. 

Hornblower said he is looking forward to working with students, staff, parents and the community. 

“It is my belief that all students, regardless of their culturally and educationally diverse needs, will learn with appropriate support and time,’’ he said. “I also believe that when a school has a mission that aligns strategically its resources to support the core business of producing high student performance and achievement for all students, then students will respond accordingly.’’ 

His new job duties begin July 1.

From Covington Independent Public Schools