Hopkins County Schools

Applications due: April 19, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. ET

Hopkins County Schools: P-12 with a student population of 6,800

Contract to start: July 1, 2021

The Hopkins County, Kentucky, Board of Education is seeking a highly skilled leader to become the district’s next superintendent.He/she must be student centered, have expertise with effective teaching, learning,and assessment practices, and must demonstrate an understanding of all facets of the superintendent's role, including school finance, personnel law, healthy and safe school environments, and the ability to effectively delegate authority.  In addition, this individual must demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to bring people together to serve the children and families of Hopkins County.  


Hopkins County Schools, located in Western Kentucky, serves 6,817 students in kindergarten through the 12thgrade. The district has seven elementary schools, three middle schools, one P-8 school, two high schools, a career and technology center, and two alternative schools. The blended KERA preschool/Head Start program serves 267 students. 


Hopkins County offers families an outstanding place to live and work. Madisonville and Hopkins County are home to Kentucky’s largest variety of outdoor recreation activities, including scenic trails, tranquil lakes, rolling grasslands and dense forests. Madisonville offers a variety of delectable dining, a state-of-the-art fine arts theatre and gallery, and a wide selection of comfortable and hospitable accommodations.

  • In addition, candidates will find that Madisonville/Hopkins County provides:
  • Thriving businesses, industries, and a strong entrepreneurial support network
  • Excellent access to health care
  • Quality education systems, from award-winning elementary schools to advanced postsecondary degrees and skills training

  • An eclectic arts community, including a state-of-the-art performing arts center

  • Unique shopping, festivals, events, and outdoor recreation.


All this plus affordable housing and easy access to cities such as Nashville, Tennessee and Evansville, Indiana makes Hopkins County a great place  to continue your leadership journey


Contract to begin no later than July 1, 2021.

Direct all inquiries to the Lead Search Consultant:

Mr. Owens Saylor
(859) 684-0190
Owens Saylor

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


How to apply:

  1. Fill out the application (see download link below)
  2. Email the application along with a max of two pages expressing your interest and qualifications to Amy Moore at amy@kasa.org
  3. Send a hard copy of your transcript and certification to:

Attn: Hopkins County Supt. Search
Attn: Amy Moore
87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601

Download Hopkins County Application
(Microsoft Word Document)


3/15 – Search Organizational Meeting (Board member SC member appointed)

3/16 – Post Position

3/16 – Conduct Screening Committee Election Meetings (principals, classified, parents)

3/22 – 3/29 - Survey Conducted per Board direction 

3/26 – All Screening Committee Members in place 

4/1 – Screening Committee Organization meeting by Zoom 

4/19 – Deadline for applications 12:00 pm CT

4/19 – Update Board on search and selection process at regular meeting -
        Board Training/Position Criteria established/Instructions to
        screening committee established

4/20 – First Screening Committee Work Session – Vetting begins 

4/28 – Second Screening Committee Work Session – Recommendation to Board 

4/29 – Special Called Board Meeting – Finalist Selected – Interview Process Prepared

5/3 – 5/7 – Interviews / Finalist Showcase 

5/17 – Board Meeting – Contract approved – New Superintendent Announced