The Caldwell County Board of Education has named Mr. Nathan Huggins as Caldwell County’s new Superintendent.

The announcement was made at a special called meeting Tuesday night. Caldwell County Board Chairman Mike Traylor made the announcement in a speech complimenting Huggins for his honesty, strong work ethic, child first approach, a passion for helping others, and integrity, among other things.

Huggins holds an undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University, where he also played football, and holds graduate degrees from Western and Central Michigan University. He retired from the United States Army in 1998 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and began his career as a classroom teacher that same year. He then became an assistant principle at Caverna High School and in 2001 was hired as Principal at Larue County Middle School. He remained there until accepting the position of Principle at Elizabethtown High School in 2005. In 2007 he became assistant superintendent at Elizabethtown Independent School District, in which he still serves, directing the areas of Pupil Personal, Transportation, and Maintenance.

Huggins’ term as Superintendent for Caldwell County will begin on July 1, 2018.