Elizabeth Dant, Buckner Elementary Principal
I feel so privileged to be entering my fifth 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 21 years ago 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 (8th grade), Jacob (7th grade) and Mary Kate (1st 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!