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Northern Elementary to Welcome New Principal in June

Announcing the first new principal of the 2023 hiring season, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Demetrus Liggins named Geniene Piché as the next leader of Northern Elementary School. Piché has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and currently serves as the director of language learners for Boone County Schools, where she leads world language and English learner programs for 26 schools. 

“Dr. Piché’s deep understanding of what it takes to create a safe, inclusive, and engaging learning environment will lead Northern Elementary to new heights,” Liggins said. “She has an obvious passion for all students and extensive experience with English learners, a population that is growing at Northern.”

Geniene PichéBorn and raised in South Africa, Piché began her career as a music teacher and later moved into the roles of English learner teacher and coordinator. She has served in various capacities and leadership positions with the Boone County Schools since 2011. She previously taught in Cincinnati Public Schools. 

“I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know the exceptional students, staff, families, and community of Northern Elementary," said Piché, who starts on June 5. "I believe in the power of collective efficacy – that together, we will make a difference in the lives, achievement, and future of our students.”

Piché holds a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in music education from Mount St. Joseph University, as well as a master’s degree in educational administration, and a doctorate in urban educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati.

“I’m very excited to welcome Dr. Piché to Fayette County," said Jennifer Hutchison, the elementary schools chief who oversees Northern. "Her experience working with diverse learners and a genuine passion for meaningfully engaging families makes her a transformative leader poised to take Northern forward in advancing student achievement.”

Posted March 10, 2023