Welcome to Barren County Middle School
Where Pride, Teamwork & Tradition Reign
It is with genuine enthusiasm that we begin another amazing school year! Barren County Middle School boasts a rich tradition of personal excellence and achievement, receiving highly accredited recognition at the local, state, and national levels. The reason that we enjoy this success and recognition is not an accidental one, but is instead due to the very intentional hard work, dedication, and support of the staff, faculty, community, parents, and students who share a common vision.
It is with great pride and support that I encourage faculty, staff, and students to make this the year in which dreams are recognized and goals are achieved!
Stacey G. Thomas
Meet Our Principals
Stacey G. Thomas, BCMS Principal
Mrs. Stacey G. Thomas, a native of Columbia, Kentucky, began working as the principal of Barren County Middle School in 2018. She earned a bachelor's of science in biology in 1991 from Western Kentucky University and then achieved a master’s degree in education from Campbellsville University in 2006. In 2015, Mrs. Thomas obtained National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science before receiving her level II principal certification and Educational Specialist degree in instructional supervision from the University of the Cumberlands in 2017. Before becoming the principal, she served as assistant principal at Clinton County High School and worked as a science educator for 14 years at Taylor County High School.
Olivia Dooley, BCMS Assistant Principal
Mrs. Olivia Dooley, a native of Russell Springs, Kentucky, began working as the assistant principal at Barren County Middle School in 2017. She earned a bachelor’s of science in middle grades education from Western Kentucky University in 2004 and achieved a master’s degree in Teacher Leadership from Lindsey Wilson College in 2010. Mrs. Dooley also obtained her principal certification from Western Kentucky University in 2016. Before becoming the assistant principal, she was a middle school science and language arts teacher for thirteen years—four years in Opelika, AL and nine years at Barren County Middle School. During her teaching career, Ms. Dooley served as a sponsor for the Jr. Beta and yearbook. She also coached the academic team, future problem solving, Science Olympiad, and softball.
Jonathan DeVore, BCMS Assistant Principal
Mr. Jonathan DeVore, a native of Barren County, Kentucky, began working as the assistant principal at Barren County Middle School in 2018. He earned a bachelor’s of science in middle grades education from Western Kentucky University in 2006 and achieved a master’s degree in Middle Grades Education in 2012. Mr. DeVore also obtained his principal certification from Western Kentucky University in 2018. Before becoming the assistant principal, he was a middle school math and social studies teacher for ten years—nine years in Grayson County teaching Algebra I and 7th grade math followed by one year at Barren County Middle School. During his teaching career, Mr. DeVore served as a high school football, track and field, cheerleading, archery and baseball coach.