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At the Kenton County School District, we inspire and empower each individual to learn, grow and excel. We provide a world-class education in a suburban community with a small-town feel. Our district serves approximately 14,000 students. We are located in Northern Kentucky, just minutes away from Cincinnati, Ohio. 


  • We offer the highest pay scale of all districts in the state for new teachers in 2022-23
  • We are first in the Northern Kentucky region and in the top 5 of the state in pay scale for retiring teachers in 2022-23
  • We offer numerous opportunities for additional pay through stipends (eligible to all certified and classified staff)
  • We offer multiple paid teacher equivalency days for collaboration
  • In addition to state benefits, we offer an Employee Assistance Program that offers a wide range of no-cost support services and resources
  • We offer a teacher induction program (KC-NET) for new teachers to earn FREE credit towards their masters degree
  • We collaborate with the Kenton County Education Association (among less than 10 bargained contracts in the state)
  • We provide three personal days each school year that rollover to sick days if unused
  • Full time employees living outside of the district receive free tuition for their children at any of our schools


Whether you are a current employee, a prospective employee, or a community member in need of information, our staff is ready to do what it takes to give you the best assistance possible. Our human resources team serves approximately 1,700 current employees, as well as prospective employees eager to join our diverse community.

We are currently seeking qualified applicants who are innovative, enthusiastic and looking for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students and the community. 


It's never too late to become a teacher!
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In an effort to both recruit and retain world class staff, Kenton County School District would like to offer a $500 (less tax

Experienced members of Team Kenton know what it takes to contribute to our goals and mission, and can recognize those qualities in others.  When new hires who have connections with their team, and understand how the role they are in contributes to the success of students in The Kenton County School District, retention rates (and employee attendance) are higher.  According to 2023 research on US jobs, “45% of referral hires stay longer than four years, compared to only 25% of job hire boards.” 

In an effort to both recruit and retain world class staff, Kenton County School District would like to offer a $500 (less taxes) Team Kenton Referral Incentive for employees referring anyone newly hired under the following parameters.

Why work in the KCSD?

Why teach in the KCSD?
  • The Kenton County School District is the 6th largest district in the state of Kentucky
  • We offer a strong retirement and benefits package
  • We have several professional development resources for teachers
  • You can build relationships with a diverse group of students
  • We have supportive and helpful administrations at the school and district levels
  • Enjoy a career that is challenging and rewarding
Why drive a bus in the KCSD?
  • Work the same days as your kids
  • Enjoy a break in the middle of your day to run errands or make appointments
  • Take advantage of full benefits for working 80 hours per month
  • Paid training 
  • Be the first friendly face the students see in the mornings when they go to school
Why work in KCSD Building Operations?
  • Work in a stress-free and relaxed environment
  • No experience required
  • Enjoy holidays and weekends off
  • Full benefits and retirement package
  • A great job for retirees!

A Day in the Life...

A Day in the Life of a KCSD Student Nutrition Worker
A Day in the Life of a KCSD Transportation Employee
A Day in the Life of a Building Operations Employee

The Application Process

  1. View open positions on our Applitrack page.
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Applications will be reviewed based on the needs of the school district and our selection criteria. After we review the applications, selected candidates will be scheduled for an interview.
  4. In general, initial interviews are scheduled with the hiring manager as well as other team members who are familiar with the responsibilities of the position.
  5. Based on the initial interview, candidates advance through additional rounds of the selection process including follow-up interviews, references and other job-related selection tools.  
  6. Selected candidates will be invited by a representative from human resources to complete the paperwork for new employees, including a mandatory background check.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Kenton County School District is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the KCSD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other reason prohibited by applicable laws, in its programs, services, activities, or employment practices.


Malina Owens

Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

- Manages the overall operations of the Human Resources department
- Updates and revises personnel-related policies and procedures
- Interprets, applies and explains personnel-related District policies, procedures, rules, regulations and laws
- Writes, revises, and manages job descriptions
- Conducts District level personnel investigations

Kayla Fisher

Assistant Director of Human Resources

- Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources department
- Provides assistance to Human Resource Coordinators
- Oversees all recruitment efforts for District employment
- Interprets, applies and explains personnel-related District policies, procedures, rules, regulations and laws

Peggy Beckerich

Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

- Leave of absence requests 
- Verification of employment requests
- Open Record Requests
- Schedule background checks for student teachers

Tara Bradford

Human Resources Coordinator

- Hiring contact for Middle & High Schools
- First point of contact for all employee questions and concerns within Middle & High Schools
- Manage the District’s electronic employment application system and train school personnel on efficient use of the system

Nicole Smith

Human Resources Coordinator

- Hiring contact for Elementary Schools and Substitute positions
- First point of contact for all employee questions and concerns within Elementary Schools and Substitute positions
- District contact for Frontline's Absence Management software setup and operation

Brandy Young

Human Resources Coordinator

- HR point of contact for all employees and new hires of Building Operations / Student Nutrition / Transportation/Behavior Support / Health Services / HR / Finance / District Special Education / CO Staff
- District contact for Frontline's Professional Learning Management (Evaluations and PD tracking) software setup and operation

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