Jill Handley

Kenwood Elementary

Jill is in her 16th year as the Principal of Kenwood Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky and host of Be The Leader You Deserve podcast. She led the school to have one of the highest MAP growth achievements of Title I schools across all subgroups in her district and helped the school become the only school in the state of Kentucky to be designated as a National School of Character. Jill's leadership helped Kenwood be recognized at the local, state, and national level for their work to successfully support and engage students and families in non-traditional instruction during the pandemic. In 2017 Jill received the Hilliard Lyons Principal of the Year award. Jill mentors new and aspiring principals and is a board member of the Imagination Library Louisville. Jill has presented at the local, state, and national level and has authored and been featured in a variety of articles.