Bardstown City Schools is pleased to announce Dana Cull as the new director of curriculum and instruction for the district.
Cull comes to Bardstown City Schools from Nelson County Schools where she is currently in her ninth year as principal of Boston School. As the principal of a kindergarten – 8th grade school, Cull led instructional practices at each grade level. Under her leadership, Boston School earned a distinguished rating for elementary and a school of distinction classification for middle school on the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test.
“The Director of Curriculum and Instruction requires an individual to have a deep understanding of impactful instructional practices coupled with being an effective leader,” said Clark. “Bardstown City Schools is very fortunate to have Ms. Cull, who is a proven instructional school leader, join our district family.”
Cull brings to Bardstown 24 years of teaching and administrative experience in primary and secondary education. She spent 12 years in the classroom teaching fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at both Cox’s Creek Elementary and Boston School before serving Bloomfield Elementary as an instructional coach.
Cull holds a bachelor’s degree in early elementary education from Spalding University, a master’s degree in education from Western Kentucky University, a Rank I from Asbury College and earned national board certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
In her new role, Cull will plan, implement and manage the curriculum, instruction, assessment and programs for the district to improve student achievement. She will also plan, implement and manage teacher evaluation; prepare, submit and oversee all consolidated and federal grants; and advise the superintendent and principals on a variety of matters, among many other duties.
“Throughout the unique challenges of leading through a global pandemic, my passion for this work has not diminished,” said Cull. “On the contrary, I am even more ready for the next challenge and excited about this opportunity to work with school leaders”.
Cull replaces Tim Beck who is retiring after serving as director of curriculum and instruction for 6 years. She will begin her role on December 6th and work alongside Mr. Beck until his retirement in mid December.