Dresden High School welcomes new faculty and staff

DRESDEN, Tenn. — A local school welcomed new teachers and staff.

Weakley County students returned to school on Monday, but Dresden High School in particular has seen various leadership changes.

“I’m excited. I really am. I was vice-principal for three years, and I’m looking forward to maybe taking on that role one day,” said Scott Killebrew, principal of Dresden High School.

Killebrew attended Dresden High, which makes him even more special.

“I am proud of this place. I’m proud of what it is, and I guess being here makes me work even harder. I want to be even better than when it was when I was here,” Killebrew said.

Newly appointed vice principal Krystle Smith also attended Dresden High.

She says she thinks it’s important for students to have leaders who are in the same situation as them.

“A little about the dynamics of the school. You know how it works and works. Plus, you have that community connection with their parents. Some of the students who are here, I either went to school with their parents or I know their community,” Smith said.

Smith says she looks forward to making an impact in the lives of Dresden students.

“I hope to just be that person that they feel comfortable with, to be able to come and talk to them, no matter if they have any problems or if they just want to tell me how their day went. Just be that person they feel safe with and can communicate with properly,” Smith said.

Dresden High School also has a new school resource officer, Kristen Childress, and a new counselor, Sierra Kirk.

“I can’t wait for all of these students to get involved in what they love the most. We have lots of great clubs and school activities,” Killebrew said.

Killebrew says the school has nine new faculty and staff after former members retire or move out.

You can find more information about the high school through their website.

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