Providence Montessori School in Lexington, Kentucky
January 22, 2018
It is with much excitement that I’m writing to inform you that the Providence Board of Directors has extended offers to Joan Young and Joellen Kuhn to be Head of School and Chief Administrative Officer, respectively. They have both agreed to begin their new roles effective June 1, 2018, upon Carol Hiler’s previously announced retirement from her current role as Head of School.
Joan and Joellen presented a unique vision for the Head of School role by applying together to lead Providence as a team. This approach gives us an opportunity to draw from the varied strengths already at work within our school as we move forward into a new era. At the same time, the dual leader approach brings Providence to a nostalgic full circle reminder of our beginning under our original co-founders, Sr. Marcia Jehn and Sr. Mary Cletus.
These offers bring to conclusion a hiring process that was initiated in the fall of 2017. The Head of School Search Committee received and vetted 30 applications for the position, from both internal and external candidates. Over the past several months, the Search Committee, the Board, and the Staff conducted interviews of the most qualified candidates. The process concluded with overwhelming support for Joan and Joellen to take the Head of School and CAO positions.
Please join me in congratulating the two into their new positions. Over the coming months, Carol will be working closely with each of them as they prepare to transition into their new roles.
Providence Board of Directors
We are Providence Montessori School, the oldest Montessori school in Kentucky, and the only American Montessori Society accredited school in Central Kentucky.
We provide a quality and comprehensive Montessori program for close to 300 students, ages 18 months to 14 years (Toddlers through 8th grade).
All of us want our children to be prepared to live successfully in a changing world.
The video below, which is a collaborative project between Providence Montessori School and The Montessori High School in Lexington, KY, shows the uniqueness of the Montessori educational system and the “edge” it provides for our students, ages 18 months to 18 years.
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