Booher leaving to become Mercer superintendent

Jason Booher
Jason Booher

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Pikeville High School is looking for a new principal, after current principal Jason Booher was named the next superintendent of Mercer County Schools.

The Mercer County Board of Education announced its selection on Wednesday.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Mr. Jason Booher as Mercer County’s next superintendent.” said Mercer County Board of Education Chairman Randy Phillips. “Mr. Booher’s experience in teaching, administration and coaching made him a top candidate in our search. His accomplishments over the last several years are impressive and I cannot wait to serve alongside him as we look to take Mercer County schools to the next level. On behalf of the board, I also want to thank the members of the selection committee on a job well done.”

Booher will take over from current Mercer County Superintendent Dennis Davis on Aug. 1. He will work alongside Davis during the month of July to ensure a smooth transition.

Booher has been principal at PHS since 2018, having served as assistant principal and athletic director from 2014 to 2018.

“It is an honor to be selected as the next superintendent of Mercer County Schools,” Booher said in a news release. “I would like to thank all those involved in the selection process. Mercer County has a rich tradition of excellence, and I look forward to the challenge of leading them to even greater heights.”