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Supt. of Silver Grove schools Dennis Maines becomes principal of Newport Intermediate School

Veteran educator Dennis Maines, most recently superintendent of the Silver Grover Independent School District, has been named principal of Newport Intermediate School.

Maines – a Dayton, native who has worked more than 30 years in education as a custodian, teacher, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent – began his new position Wednesday.

He replaces Bob Seiter, who stepped down from the position.

Dennis Maines

“It is not every day that you find someone with Dennis’ depth and breadth of experience as an educator, someone who has worked from a classified position to the superintendent’s office,” said Newport Independent Schools Superintendent Kelly Middleton. “Dennis is a tremendous addition to our school system and I am confident he will be an outstanding leader of Newport Intermediate School.”

Maines left Silver Grove due to the district’s pending merger with the Campbell County School District. He has been superintendent of the district since 2016.

“I have always been up for a new challenge, and I’m honored and excited to be the new principal at Newport Intermediate School,” Maines said. “What I have learned over my years in education is that with the right attitude, the right collaboration and the right staff members, challenges become opportunities. We have a lot of opportunities in Newport and can achieve much success by working together and helping our students reach for and achieve their dreams.”

Maines began his career in education as a freshman at Dayton High School, working all four years as a custodian. He enrolled in night school at Northern Kentucky University and continued to work for the Dayton Independent School District as the monitor of the in-school suspension program at Lincoln Elementary and as a worker in the district’s maintenance department.

After graduating from NKU, Maines worked in the Covington Independent Public Schools, first as a teacher at Sixth District Elementary School, assistant principal at Two Rivers Middle School and principal at Holmes High School.

Maines served as principal of Bracken County High School prior to becoming Silver Grove superintendent. He received his superintendent certification through the University of Kentucky.

“I worked on just about every rung on the ladder of education,” Maines said, “and I truly believe that has contributed to my overall knowledge of how schools work.”

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