Principal's Page

Last Updated: 8/7/2021 12:56 PM

Elizabeth Dant, Buckner Elementary Principal



I feel so privileged to be entering my seventh year as the principal of Buckner Elementary school.  I have the best job in the world serving the students, families and teachers in the Buckner/ Oldham community!  Buckner is truly the greatest school on Earth and there is no place I’d rather be!

I began my career at Buckner Elementary in the fall of 1999 as a first year teacher.  I immediately fell in love with Buckner’s students, parents and staff.  My first teaching experience at Buckner was as a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher (those classes were combined back then) and I went on to teach 4th and 5th grades.  I then served as Buckner’s assistant principal and eventually transitioned to the literacy coach position (part-time) after I had my first child, Riley.  Since my long-term goal was to be a principal, I eventually left Buckner to gain some experience at other Oldham County Schools.  I spent four years at Camden Station as a literacy coach, one year at Liberty Elementary as their intervention coach and one year at Kenwood Station as their ARC chair.  I learned a tremendous amount from each of those experiences!

In regards to my personal life, I really feel that the school has raised me.  During my time at Buckner and in the school district, I met my husband, Scott, and had three children – Riley (10th grade), Jacob (9th grade) and Mary Kate (3rd grade).  Riley, Jacob and Mary Kate were/are all proud Buckner Bears!  We love being part of such a family centered community where education is highly valued.

As Buckner’s leader, I want every student, parent and staff member to feel how I continue to feel every day.  We are the luckiest people in the world to be able to attend or work at Buckner Elementary!