The Board of Education of Erlanger-Elsmere Independent Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Chad Molley as the district’s next superintendent, effective August 1, 2020. Mr. Molley assumes the position following a long and distinguished career in the Erlanger-Elsmere district – most recently serving as assistant superintendent, a position he has held for the past five years.
After beginning his teaching career with Kenton County Schools, Mr. Molley came to Lloyd Memorial High School, his alma mater, as assistant principal and athletic director in 2002. He remained in that position for ten years, at which point he transitioned to Central Office to work as instructional coordinator, collaborating with the district’s schools to implement new state initiatives. In 2015, he was named assistant superintendent and has remained in that position ever since.
“The pinnacle of what I’ve hoped to accomplish in education was to become the superintendent of Erlanger-Elsmere Schools,” Mr. Molley said. “With my deep ties to the community – having been a student here and having lived in this community for almost 48 years now – it really means a lot to me to be able to serve this school district, it’s students, our staff, and the cities of Erlanger and Elsmere.”
Mr. Molley was selected for the superintendent position following a comprehensive search process, which included an open survey for community input, initial interviews by a diverse screening committee, and a final round of interviews with the Board of Education.
“The screening committee and the Board had several great candidates that went through the rigorous interview process, so this was not an easy decision,” said Ms. Robin Cooper, who is vice chair of the district’s Board of Education and also served on the initial screening committee. “As a Board we feel that Mr. Molley’s experience – coming from within the school system and working closely with Dr. Burkhardt – will be great assets. Chad cares about this community and our kids and he will work hard to do his best for our families.”
Mr. Molley will replace Dr. Kathlyn Burkhardt, who is retiring after 11 years of exceptional service as superintendent.
“My goals are to continue to build on the foundation that Dr. Burkhardt has laid,” Mr. Molley said. “We work to address the whole child – academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. I believe we do a tremendous job in this school district to serve our students and families, and it’s very important to make sure that work continues. I believe in it.”
In addition to Mr. Molley’s own impressive tenure, his wife, Mrs. Tracy Molley, has worked in the district for the last decade and is currently a family resource coordinator. His father, Mr. James Molley, had a 30-year career in the district that spanned many roles – most notably, superintendent.