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Powell Named OCHS Principal – Effective July 1, 2023

Owensboro Catholic Schools is pleased to announce George Powell as the next principal of Owensboro Catholic High School. Powell has nearly 25 years of experience in the education field, including six years as a middle school teacher at Owensboro Middle School; five years as a lead associate principal at a high school; and six years teaching social studies and English. Powell currently serves as Director of Student Services for Owensboro Public Schools; a position he has held since 2016.   

“George will make an excellent leader for OCHS,” said Keith Osborne, Chief Administrative Officer for Owensboro Catholic Schools. “His strong faith, his breadth and depth of knowledge and experience, and his passion for helping students to be successful will help advance OCHS families to even greater accomplishments! We are pleased to have the caliber of person as George follow the excellent leadership of Gates Settle.” 

“I am very humbled and honored that the Owensboro Catholic School System has offered me the position of Principal at Owensboro Catholic High School for the 2023-2024 school year,” said Powell. “I look forward to being more involved in shaping the faith and education of our youth.” 

Powell has a Rank One in Pupil Personnel, Supervision of Instruction, and School Superintendent; Master of Arts in Education; and a Bachelor of Arts; all from Eastern Kentucky University.  

Powell and his wife, Amanda, have five children and are parishioners at Parish of the Immaculate in Owensboro.