Caverna Independent Schools

Applications due: February 25, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EST / 12:00 a.m. CST

Caverna Independent Schools: P-12 with a student population of 723

Contract to start: July 1, 2022

The Caverna Independent Schools 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 the Caverna School District.   

Caverna Independent Schools host three schools, Caverna Elementary, Caverna Middle, and Caverna High. Each school reflects a rich history and tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts.  

The Caverna Independent School District is unique in the fact that students in both Barren and Hart Counties reside within the attendance boundaries. The district primarily serves students in the towns of Cave City and Horse Cave. Caverna is located in the heart of Kentucky’s famed Mammoth Cave region.  The area has a rich history of farming and tourism. Cave City and Horse Cave are charming and vibrant towns that feature local artisans and a thriving antique market.   

In addition, candidates will find that living in the area provides:  
• Thriving businesses, industries, and a strong entrepreneurial support network 
• Excellent access to health care 
• Quality education systems including close proximity to Western Kentucky University, Campbellsville
  University, and Lindsey Wilson College 
• A central location adjacent to Interstate 65 and the near half way point between Louisville and Nashville. 
• Unique shopping, festivals, events, and outdoor recreation. 

All this plus affordable housing and easy access to all south central Kentucky towns and cities, including Bowling Green, makes the Caverna School District a great place to continue your leadership journey.  


Contract to begin no later than July 1, 2022.

Direct all inquiries to the Lead Search Consultant:
Dr. Benny Lile
(270) 670-8531

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

Caverna Ind. Supt. Search
Attn: Wanda Darland
87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601

Download Caverna Ind. Application
(Microsoft Word Document)