Principal's Message

Jay Padula


Jay Padula

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year

 Rowan County Middle School

I am Jay Padula, your Principal. I am the fourth Principal in Rowan County Middle School history. I am not new to RCMS. I began as an Instructional Aide in 1986, a Social Studies teacher and Football Coach in 1988, Assistant Principal in 2007, and was named Principal in 2011. I am excited about this opportunity to serve our school and community. RCMS was designated as a nationally-recognized “School To Watch”  and we have been recognized by the state as a distinguished school. This year, our enrollment is up to 800+ students. We offer a wide variety of classes as well as extracurricular programs. Please encourage your child to get involved and stay involved in school activities.

The middle school years work with developing young teens into maturing adolescents. They learn academics, limits, and social skills. These can be difficult times for students to understand and deal with as they mature. Please feel free to contact us for support, partnership and involvement with any questions you have regarding your child.

My philosophy is to be fair, firm, and consistent in all aspects of my job.

At RCMS we will work hard every day to make the Middle School experience a positive one for the students at RCMS. We intend on helping all students to feel Safe, Secure and persistent in their pursuits to be active contributing members of our community.

If there is a way I may be able to help you or your child do not hesitate to call. My contact information is available below.

Let’s have a great year and remember-“Together We Can”

Jay Padula Principal RCMS

Contact Information
ext. 3704

Mailing Address:
James V. Padula Jr
Principal & Athletic Director
Rowan County Middle School
555 Viking Dr.
Morehead, Ky. 40351


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