Daviess County Schools Superintendent Owens Saylor is the state’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year, selected by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. Saylor has headed Daviess County Schools since July 2012. Since that time, the district’s college and career readiness levels have doubled and its state assessment scores have placed the district in the top 5 percent of the state, earning distinguished district classification for three years running.
Saylor’s tenure also has been marked by improvements in the system’s alternative high school and its Great Expectations initiative aimed at students whose backgrounds may not have included an expectation of college or high career aspirations.
Daviess County Superintendent Owens Saylor, left, receives the 2016 Superintendent
of the Year Award from KASA Executive Director Wayne Young.
Saylor, who holds degrees from University of Kentucky, previously served in building and administrative level positions with Jessamine County schools. He is a member of the American Association of School Administrators Governing Board.