Richard “Rick” Lasley has been named principal at Apollo High School. The announcement was made Wednesday, Aug. 3 at a reception in the AHS media center, following a special meeting of the School-Based Decision Making Council.
Lasley is currently serving as principal at Hancock County High School, a position he has held for 11 years. Prior to that, he was the school’s assistant principal for two years.
He began his education career in 1990 as a math teacher in grades 7-12 at St. Romuald Interparochial Schools in Hardinsburg, where he also coached the boys’ varsity basketball and girls’ varsity softball teams. He then joined the Cloverport Independent Schools district, where he was a math teacher from 1991 to 2003, athletic director from 1994 to 2003 and assistant principal from May 2002 to July 2003. He also coached girls’ varsity basketball and softball and boys’ junior varsity basketball from 1991 to 2003.
Lasley earned a master of arts degree in education with a minor in mathematics from Western Kentucky University in 1996 and earned his Rank I in instructional leadership from WKU in 2002. He also earned a bachelor of arts degree in education/secondary math education from the University of Kentucky in 1990.
DCPS Superintendent Owens Saylor said Lasley has demonstrated success in instructional leadership at the high school level. “I am confident he will continue the positive trajectory of academic achievement for students at Apollo High School,” Saylor said.
“It is truly an honor to be chosen as the next principal at a school with such tradition as Apollo High School and I couldn’t be more pleased to be joining the Eagle Family,” Lasley said. “I have taken notice these past few years at the tremendous gains and achievement that the staff and students have accomplished and I hope to foster the means to continue that success. I commit to work hard with the staff to ensure that we are preparing our students for their future roles.”
Lasley replaces Charles Broughton, who was recently selected at the DCPS director of secondary schools.