Warren County Public Schools name new South Warren Middle School principal

BOWLING GREEN, KY (September 23, 2021) – The South Warren Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council is proud to announce Mr. Matt Deaton as the next principal of South Warren Middle School.

Mr. Deaton has been the assistant principal at South Warren High School (SWHS) since 2018. Prior to working as assistant principal, Mr. Deaton also served at SWHS from 2017-2018 as dean of students and as a social studies teacher from 2011-2017.  In addition, Mr. Deaton served in various coaching positions at SWHS including head boys golf coach and boys and girls head bowling coach.

“Observing Mr. Deaton’s growth from a highly effective classroom teacher and coach to a successful high school administrator gives me great confidence in his ability to lead South Warren Middle School.  Matt exemplifies our districtwide commitment toward ensuring safety, achievement, and opportunity and his actions consistently reflect our belief in all students.  He is a collaborative leader who recognizes the importance of holding all students and staff accountable with high expectations.  The relationships he has established with students, staff, & families in the South community is a hallmark of his leadership and I look forward to continued success at South Warren Middle under Mr. Deaton’s leadership,” stated Warren County Public Schools’ Superintendent, Rob Clayton.  

“I love being a South Warren Spartan, and I am honored to be appointed the next principal at South Warren Middle School.  I look forward to working with the students, faculty, staff, parents, and the South Warren community to help this incredibly successful school get even better.  Go Spartans!” said Mr. Deaton.

Mr. Deaton completed his Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies with Secondary Certification from Western Kentucky University (2011), Master of Arts in Education-Teacher Leadership from University of the Cumberlands (2014), and Rank 1 in Education Specialist-Principalship: K-12 from University of the Cumberlands (2016).  

He will assume his new responsibilities on October 4, 2021.