Mercer County Schools

Applications due: April 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. CT

Mercer County Schools: P-12 with a student population of3,000

Contract to start: July 1, 2021

The Mercer 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 ability to bring people together to serve the children and families of Mercer County.

Mercer County Schools, located in Central Kentucky, serves 3,000 students in preschool through 12th grade.  The district is comprised of six schools:  Mercer Elementary, Mercer Intermediate, King Middle School, Mercer Senior High, Mercer Central, and Mercer Day Treatment. 

Mercer County is a beautiful community surrounded by the historic settlements of Old Fort Harrod State Park, and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill as well as Herrington Lake, a 2,335-acre waterway which provides a variety of recreational opportunities. It is a National Historic Landmark District, consisting of more than 30 historic buildings.

Mercer County is centrally located near Lexington and Louisville providing many additional entertainment and recreational opportunities.


Contract to begin no later than July 1, 2021.

Direct all inquiries to the Lead Search Consultant:

Ms. Kathy Fields
(859) 338-3123

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
  3. Send a hard copy of your transcript and certification to:

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

Download Mercer County Application
(Microsoft Word Document)


3/16 - Search Organization Meeting (board search committee representative appointed)

3/17 - Position Posted

3/18 - Screening Committee Elections (principal, classified, parents)

3/22- 4/2 - Survey Conducted per Board direction

3/31 - Full Screening Committee in place

4/5 - Screening Committee Organizational Meeting

4/15 - Deadline for applications 12:00 EST

4/15 - Board Update (search and selection process) Regular Meeting: 
          Board training/position criteria established/instructions for
          screening committee established

4/19 - First Screening Committee Work Session:  Position vetting begins

4/26 - Second Screening Committee Work Session: Recommendation to Board

4/27 - Special Called Board Meeting:  Finalist Selection and Interview
          Process Completed

5/3-5/7 - Interviews

5/20 - Board Meeting: Contract Approved/New Superintendent Announced