By Tom Dekle, Communications Director
Robin Handloser can see a lot to like at Old Kentucky Middle School (OKH) and she would like to be part of it once again.
“I enjoyed my work there and am excited to have this opportunity to work with OKH students and teachers again,” said Handloser, who served as an instructional coach at OKH before joining the instructional team at New Haven School.
“We are so happy to see Ms. Handloser move into this new position of leadership,” said Superintendent Anthony Orr. “Her work in Nelson County over the years has proven her enthusiasm, work ethic, and positive impact for the benefit of our students and community. Old Kentucky Home will be in caring, expert hands.”
“I see great energy and potential in the OKH school community,” said Handloser, in an interview prior to being named principal in a unanimous vote by the school’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council.
At OKH, Handloser sees the opportunity to “… create a culture of learning where teachers, students, and parents are proud of their school and will be able to say, ‘this is MY SHOOL.’ I want them to love their school and love learning,” Handloser said.
Handloser also has a personal interest in leading OKH forward. Not only has she worked there herself, her daughter Emily is an alumnus of OKH and Nelson County High School.
An educator for nearly 20 years, Handloser has spent much of her career as a science teacher and instructional leader at both the middle school and high school levels. She started her teaching career as a high school biology teacher and middle school integrated science teacher in Northern Kentucky before joining the Nelson County Schools in 2001. She has also taught in the Bullitt County Schools as a seventh-grade science teacher.
Handloser earned her master’s degree in education and bachelors of science at Georgetown College. She is nearing completion of her Rank 1 school principal training from the University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Ky.
“I’m optimistic about the exciting work that lies ahead,” Handloser said. “I’m eager to collaborate with teachers and parents so together we can bring an enthusiasm for excellence” to OKH.