LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) — Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Acting Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio announced Matthew “Matt” Anderson will be the new acting principal at Jeffersontown High School.

Anderson was introduced to the staff Tuesday afternoon. He will begin running day-to-day operations of the school immediately. Assistant Superintendent Michelle Dillard will be helping with the transition.

“It is my responsibility to create a safe and relevant learning environment for all of our students and staff,” Anderson said. “This begins with establishing a positive climate and culture where all students and teachers feel valued and supported. Our students deserve to feel challenged through an engaging curriculum and learning experiences that will prepare them for life after Jeffersontown High. While many great people and programs already exist at Jeffersontown High, I will work to ensure our school is a place where students want to learn, teachers want to teach, and the community is proud to support.”

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Anderson currently serves as the director of Student Relations for JCPS. He previously served as an assistant principal at Moore Traditional School and a teacher and goal clarity coach at Waggener High School.

He will serve as acting principal until Jeffersontown High’s School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council names a permanent principal, which is expected to take place early next year.

Recently Matt Kingsley stepped down from as principal at the school following an incident involving a student and Jeffersontown officers.