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Superintendent applications accepted

Nelson County Schools

Applications due: February 26 at 12 p.m. EST

Nelson County Schools: P-12 with a student population of 4,500

Contract to start: July 1, 2018

The Nelson County Board of Education is seeking a Superintendent with excellent communication skills and the ability to develop relationships that build trust, unity, and a shared vision for excellence across the district.  He/she must be student-centered, have expertise with effective teaching and learning practices, and must demonstrate an understanding of all facets of the superintendent's role, including school finance, personnel law, school/community relations and the ability to effectively delegate authority.   

Nelson County Schools has approximately 4,500 students in 3 elementary, 2 K-8, 2 middle, and 2 high schools; the Nelson County Career and Technical Center; The Nelson County Early Learning Center; and Horizons Academy.  There are approximately 658 full-time staff dedicated to the educational enrichment of the students. District website:

The Nelson County Schools Central Office is in Bardstown, Kentucky, regularly recognized as one of the most beautiful and best small towns in America based on an excellent quality of life, a healthy business climate, and continued strong economic growth. Nelson County is home to one of Kentucky's most important historic sites, Federal Hill, the residence storied to have inspired Stephen Foster's composition of “My Old Kentucky Home.”  Ideally located in central Kentucky, major highway systems provide quick access to Louisville, Lexington, and points west.  For more on historic Nelson County, see

The Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) is the consulting firm leading this search.

Applications may be submitted at under the Resources banner.  Click Superintendent Selection Services to find active search applications.   

For more information contact:

Owens Saylor, Kentucky Association of School Administrators

(800) 928-5272


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