New Clark Co. Preschool principal named

Published 9:17 am Monday, July 25, 2022

The Clark County Preschool has a new principal.

Jillian Blanton will take over for Dr. Kara Davies. The announcement came in a news release posted to the Clark County Public School’s Facebook page last Wednesday.

Blanton said in the release that she is honored to have been chosen and is excited to serve the students and staff.

“I am ecstatic and honored to serve as the next principal of Clark County Preschool,” said Blanton in the release. “It has been my dream to serve the preschool in this capacity. I am a lifelong resident of Clark County and am grateful to serve the students, families, staff, and community. We will continue to develop the solid foundation that Clark County Preschool has established. I am dedicated to leading the Clark County Preschool to be recognized in Kentucky as a high-quality, rigorous program of excellence.”

The release states that Blanton “has gained extensive knowledge and experience while building invaluable relationships over the last decade.”

Blanton is a familiar face around the school’s Beckner Street location. She served in various positions during a 14-year tenure at the preschool and, for the past two years, served as the district facilitator for the preschool population, according to the release.

A multiple-time alumna of Eastern Kentucky University, Blanton earned bachelors degrees in child and family studies and interdisciplinary early childhood education and a master of arts in special education. According to the release, she is currently pursuing her rank 1 in school leadership.

Blanton and her husband, Charlie, reside in Clark County and have two daughters, Autumn and Winter Brinegar, and a son, Hagan, according to the release.