In order to view this page you need Flash Player 9+ support!

Get Adobe Flash player

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 Office Hours are 725-355 Monday thru Friday

 

 Tiger Trek and Kenwood Spirit Day is Thursday 9-25-2014

 

 

 

Morgan to serve as interim principal

Dear parents and members of the Kenwood Station Community —

Diane Morgan

After careful consideration — and with student and staff success the utmost priority — it is the consensus of the KSE SBDM Council to request an interim principal for the 2014-15 school year. Diane Morgan has accepted the interim position and is excited to continue working with the KSE community, which she has loved getting to know during the past few weeks.

Certainly, it would be ideal to have a permanent principal in place by the start of the school year and the Council pursued that goal with great diligence. However, the Council recognizes it is even more important in the long-term to ensure the person selected is the very best person for Kenwood Station. The Council remains committed to finding an instructional leader who will go above and beyond in serving the Kenwood Station students, staff and community.

The Council was tasked with the challenge of beginning the principal process much later than is considered ideal. The position was posted for 30 days immediately following Mr. Morris’ resignation, but that decision happened after many districts had already posted and/or filled their principal posts. Due to the timing, only a small number of applications were received. Of those, the Council did not feel it could confidently make a recommendation for a permanent principal at this time.

It is important to note that it is state law that SBDM Councils go through this process to select a principal — the superintendent does not have authority to make that decision. The Council went through required training, obtained feedback through surveys, and completed a number of other steps in this mandatory process. For more information on the selection process, you can review the timeline distributed last week. However, when a council decides the best long-term decision is an interim principal, the superintendent does make that appointment. The permanent position will be reposted in February 2015, allowing the Council time and opportunity to find someone who will lead Kenwood Station to greatness.

Dr. Wells sought out someone who could get to know the KSE mission quickly and continue that positive momentum, as well as someone who would be a visible figure in the KSE community. Mrs. Morgan brings a wealth of experience to KSE and will make it a priority that the school continue its momentum. The Council supports the superintendent’s decision to place Mrs. Morgan in the role and knows she will be committed to pushing the school forward this year. Superintendent Will Wells utilized the Council’s established criteria for selecting a principal when selecting an interim.

Mrs. Morgan retired in 2013 after 12 years as principal of Centerfield Elementary, but was tapped to serve as interim principal of Crestwood Elementary for the spring 2014 semester. She has 27 years of experience in education, including as a teacher and principal in Oldham, Carroll and Gallatin counties. Mrs. Morgan says her career was focused around growth and being a lifelong learner.

We know this has been a challenging time for the KSE community. Like in any situation, there was a sequence of events that created this principal vacancy as well as other vacancies in the school. These events were unpredictable — but it is a great indicator of the strength of our school community that KSE continues to excel even during times of change. Kenwood Station will be guided by an excellent leader this year and the school has the full support of its exceptional staff as well as district administrators like Amy Cordrey (elementary level director/supervisor of instruction) and Dr. Will Wells (superintendent) — not to mention the support of you, our parent community, which makes Kenwood Station such an amazing school.

The Council members thank you for your support and input during this selection process and appreciate your understanding regarding this important decision. If you have questions about the process or the decision itself, please contact Amy Cordrey at 241-3500 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is the process for selecting a principal? Can’t the superintendent just hire someone?

It is important to note that it is state law that SBDM Councils go through this process to select a principal — the superintendent does not have authority to make that decision. The Council went through required training, obtained feedback through surveys, and completed a number of other steps in this mandatory process. For more information on the selection process, you can review the timeline distributed earlier this week. However, when a council decides the best long-term decision is an interim principal, the superintendent does make that appointment. The permanent position will be reposted in the spring of 2015, allowing the Council time and opportunity to find an instructional leader who will go above and beyond in serving the Kenwood Station students, staff and community.

  • Why is this taking so long?

The Council was tasked with the challenge of beginning the principal process much later than is considered ideal. The position was posted for 30 days immediately following Mr. Morris’ resignation, but that decision happened after many districts had already posted and/or filled their principal posts. Due to the timing, only a small number of applications were received. Of those, the Council did not feel any candidate completely filled our criteria.

  • Why has KSE had so much turnover?

Like in any situation, there was a sequence of events that created this principal vacancy as well as other vacancies in the school. These events were unpredictable — but it is a great indicator of the strength of our school community that KSE continues to excel even during times of change.

  • Who should I call if they have more questions?

For questions about the process or the decision itself, contact Amy Cordrey at 241-3500 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For questions about plans for KSE for the 2014-15 school year, please contact school staff, including Interim Principal Diane Morgan.

  • When will the process re-start for Kenwood to find a Principal?

In February 2015 — by selecting an interim for this school year, the KSE SBDM Council will not have to wait until the end of the school year/early summer to begin the selection process. The job will be reposted in early spring, thus making it available to a much larger pool of applicants than it was this year.

 

KSE Tiger  SEARCH
October 2014
S M T W T F S
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

 Office Hours 

Monday - Friday
7:25 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.

 

 

newscast

 

  

encyclomedia website

 

brainpop            brainpopjr

 

tumblebooksl

 

Kenwood Station Elementary School PTA