July 16, 2018 - Cory Edwards, veteran teacher and assistant principal, has been selected as
the Principal of Temple Hill Elementary School.Mr. Edwards is a lifelong resident of
Barren County who bleeds burgundy and gold. A graduate of Barren County High School
in 1997 and a 2001 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science
degree in physical education. Mr. Edwards received a rank change in 2007 and in 2010
received his Master’s Degree in Science at WKU. Additionally, he received his Principal
Certification in School Administration from the University of the Cumberlands in 2013.
Mr. Edwards began his teaching career at Red Cross where he taught physical education
for 16 years. In 2017, he became the assistant principal at Barren County Middle School.
Mr. Edwards was named the Barren County School District Teacher of the year in 2014.
Bo Matthews, Superintendent of Barren County Schools stated, “There was a number of
qualified candidates that expressed interest in Temple Hill Elementary School. It was clear,
after the process concluded, that Barren County Trojan Cory Edwards was the one to lead
the school.” Former Barren County Assistant Superintendent and lifelong Temple Hill
resident Dorothy McCubbin said, “Cory Edwards is a dedicated professional who truly
cares for students and will do whatever necessary that assures student success.”
Mr. Edwards has a strong family support system. He is joined by his wife, Casey, and their
two children, Kinsey and Kale. He also serves as pastor of the South Fork Missionary
Baptist Church. When asked about the new position, Mr. Edwards said, “I am excited to
continue the excellent work at Temple Hill Elementary through collaboration with our
faculty, students, families, and community partners. It truly is an exciting day to be a
Temple Hill Bulldog!”