Brian Courtney Named New Director of Human Resources

Bardstown City Schools is pleased to announce Brian Courtney as the new director of human resources for the district. After his interview on Monday, it was clear he was the right choice for this important position.  His school leadership experience at multiple grade levels provides him with more context and understanding that will serve him well at a district level position.  Mr. Courtney has proven his commitment to serving students by supporting our dedicated and hard working staff.  

Courtney will complete this school year as principal at Bardstown Elementary School. The Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council will work with Superintendent Clark to name his replacement in early May. He will begin his new position as director of human resources on July 1.

Mr. Courtney has spent 10 of his 17 years as an educator in a school leadership role. He served as an assistant principal at North Bullitt High School, Nelson County High School, and Marion C. Moore Middle School.  In 2018, he joined Bardstown City Schools as the principal of Bardstown Elementary School. 

“Mr. Courtney’s successful experience as an administrator in the elementary, middle, and high school settings  will enable him to assist principals with recruiting and retaining the very best staff for our students,” said Dr. Ryan P. Clark, superintendent. “His enthusiasm and passion for building relationships in education will serve BCS well.”

Courtney earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Indiana University Southeast and a Master in Education from Western Kentucky University. He is certified in Instructional Leadership. Mr. Courtney’s wife, Amber, is an exceptional child teacher at Bardstown High School. Together, they have four children; Malaki, Makinley, Maliah, and Miyah; who are students at BCS.

As the Director of Human Resources, Courtney will be responsible for the development and implementation of human resource policies and administrative procedures to meet the needs of the district and to comply with state and federal laws. He will also oversee the management of human resource activities such as recruitment, performance reviews, benefits, training, and employee relations.

“I’m delighted to be afforded the opportunity to join such a well-versed central office team,” said Brian Courtney. “My goal as Director of Personnel is to positively impact climate and culture, employee relations, organizational management, and recruitment and retention of high-quality staff throughout all departments district-wide.”

Brian Courtney stands in front of a window.

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