Heather Orman Named New Principal at Eastern High School

Orman has more than 20 years of experience in education

January 12, 2021 – Taking on the new role of principal at Eastern High School represents an exciting homecoming for Dr. Heather Orman. Her career includes 16 years in JCPS before becoming principal at Newport High School in Newport, Kentucky in 2018.

“Dr. Orman communicated a clear vision for Eastern High School to become a blue ribbon school while ensuring a culture where every student feels a strong sense of belonging,” JCPS Assistant Superintendent of High Schools Christy Rogers said.  “We are excited to welcome this dynamic leader back to JCPS. She is worth the wait.”

picture of new Eastern HS principal Dr. Heather Orman
Orman has dedicated more than two decades to education. She taught math and English/language arts, and worked as a literacy recovery specialist before moving on to school administration. Orman’s time in JCPS includes stops at Meyzeek Middle School and, most recently, Seneca High School, where she served as an assistant principal for four years.

“The role of the principal is a servant’s role,” Orman said. “I value school pride, student ownership in learning, teacher innovation, an atmosphere of collaboration, and most of all, continual growth and improvement. Our culture will be built on every child being college and/or career ready. Our collaborative work will establish Eastern’s place as a leader and innovator in education nationally.”

Orman earned a bachelor’s from Midway College, a master’s degree from Indiana University Southeast, and a doctorate from Bellarmine University.

Orman begins her new position on January 25.