Danville Independent Schools

Applications due: February 28, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST

Danville Independent Schools: P-12 with a student population of 1,940

Contract to start: July 1, 2022

The Danville 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 Danville’s children and families.


Danville Independent Schools hosts four schools, Mary G. Hogsett Primary, Edna L. Toliver Intermediate, John W. Bate Middle, and Danville High, each reflecting a rich history and tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. 

Map of Kentucky highlighting Boyle County
Danville is located in the heart of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass region, known for its beautiful rolling hills and horse farms. Danville is also a charming and vibrant town that’s been singled out by Time magazine as one of ten successful small towns in America. In 2001, Danville received a Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. More recently, Danville was one of six nationwide finalists in the Rand McNally Most Beautiful Small Towns in America.


In addition, candidates will find that living in Danville provides: 

  • • Thriving businesses, industries, and a strong entrepreneurial support network

  • • Excellent access to health care
  • • Quality education systems including one of Kentucky’s most respected post-secondary institutions, Centre College

  • • A thriving 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 all central Kentucky towns and cities, including Lexington, makes Danville 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:
Mr. Owens Saylor
(859) 684-0190

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 wandad@kasa.org
  3. Send a hard copy of your transcript and certification to:

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

Download Danville Ind. Application
(Microsoft Word Document)



12/1 - Position Posted

2/11 – Online Survey Conducted 

2/2– Deadline for applications 12:00 pm ET – Application window closes

3/3 – First Screening Committee Work Session 

Week of 4/11 – Interviews - Closed sessions as per KRS 61.810 (f)

4/18 – Formal Vote to Appoint Superintendent 

              Timeline subject to change as per direction of the Board.