The Madison County School Board unanimously approved a measure in January of last year that would name the county’s newest middle school in honor of the late B. Michael Caudill, a former teacher and superintendent of the Madison County School District who passed away in December of 2007. He was survived by his parents, Bill and Zell Caudill of Vicco and his sister and brother-in-law Lisa and Tim Williamson of Lexington.
Caudill graduated from Dilce Combs High School in 1974 before earning degrees at Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University. He began his career in Madison County as a math teacher, and in 1994 became principal of Foley Middle School. From there he worked his way through the ranks of the school system, gaining titles like Director of District Wide Services and assistant superintendent before, in 2001, being appointed to the superintendent position by the board. He also earned several accolades along the way, including recognition as the 2005 Educator of the Year for Gifted and Talented Children.
At only 51 years old, Caudill’s life was cut short due to illness, but now his name and reputation as an educator in Madison County will continue to live on.
A dedication ceremony is planned for Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the newly completed B. Michael Caudill Middle School. An open house to tour the new facility is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.