Johnson Named GCMS Assistant Principal


Wes Johnson has been named Assistant Principal of Graves County Middle School beginning July 2022.  

Mr. Johnson has served Graves County Schools since the fall of 2006.  He graduated from Brescia University in December of 2005, which he attended on a basketball scholarship.  After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Social Studies Education, he taught a semester at Hopkins County Central High School before returning home to Graves County.  Mr. Johnson is an alum of Graves County High School.  He is also a member of the first 8th grade class of the then newly constructed Graves County Middle School.  After completing his first degree, he continued his education at Murray State University, earning a Master’s degree in Special Education. Mr. Johnson went on to complete an Education Specialist Degree from the University of the Cumberlands.

While at Graves County Middle School from 2006 to 2018, Mr. Johnson served as social studies teacher, basketball coach, and ISD coordinator.  He returns to GCMS as Assistant Principal after spending the last four years as Director of Personnel and Human Resources for Graves County Schools.

“We are very excited for Mr. Johnson to rejoin us at GCMS. His level of experience, knowledge,  and leadership will be a great addition to our school. Mr. Johnson has already formed several positive and meaningful relationships with our families, students, and staff members in his previous 16 years of serving the Graves County Schools,” states Graves County Middle School Principal Jonathan Miller.

Graves County Middle School has always held a special place in my heart, and I am excited to return.  Working at the board office has taught me so much about district operations, but I have missed interacting with students on a daily basis.  A school setting allows me to build even more relationships, directly impacting students and staff. I very much appreciate the opportunity to work under Mr. Madding’s leadership; he and my previous administrators have always supported my desire to be a lifelong learner.  I also want to thank Mrs. Lindsey Wilkerson and wish her the best in her future mission work.  The time and effort she has put in as the current assistant principal will help me to have a smooth transition,” said Wes Johnson.

Married for almost 15 years to his wife Danielle, they have three sons.  Drew, Eli, and Clay are students at Farmington Elementary.  Mr. Johnson enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and coaching his sons’ youth basketball and baseball teams.     


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