The Alumni Association Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching was established in 1983 through the initiative and generosity of the membership of the combined Alumni Association of the Kentucky Country Day School together with its predecessor schools, the Kentucky Home School for Girls and the Louisville Country Day School. This appointment is intended to recognize extraordinary dedication and contribution to the total educational development and personal growth of Kentucky Country Day School students. The appointee receives an annual stipend, which is equal to three-quarters of the income generated by the endowed principal.
Eligibility: Any full-time member of the Kentucky Country Day School faculty whose full-time service at KCD totals at least three years is eligible for appointment to this honorary chair. Each appointee may hold the chair for an unlimited number of non-consecutive two-year terms, provided that the faculty member continues to serve in a full-time capacity at KCD.
Appointment Process: Beginning in 1983, and thereafter biennially, or whenever the chair shall otherwise become vacant at the end of a school year, nominations for appointment to the Alumni Association Endowed Chair will be accepted in early May of the eligible year. Any current KCD student or faculty member, or any member of the combined Alumni Association, may submit a nomination to the appointment committee. Each nomination, stating the name and qualifications of the nominee, must be accompanied by a brief supporting statement and by two seconding signatures.
The selection committee shall be composed of the President of the Alumni Association, who shall chair the committee, the Vice President of the Alumni Association, the President of the Student Council, the Headmaster, and the Directors of the Upper, Middle, and Lower Schools. The committee shall consider all nominations which have been submitted, shall request further supporting statements when appropriate, and shall sake a selection by majority vote of the committee members on or before May 31. The individual identified by the selection committee will be recommended to the members of the Board of the Alumni Association, who will make the actual appointment. The appointment shall be announced to the school community during Commencement week of that school year.
A biennial term shall commence on July 1 following each May selection. If the chair should be determined to be vacant before the end of the first trimester of any school year, an interim appointment may be made according to the same nomination and selection procedures outlined above. The interim appointment, at the discretion of the appointment committee, may be made either for the remainder of that biennium or for a full biennium plus the remainder of the school year then in progress. An interim appointment of less than twelve months shall not affect a candidate's eligibility for appointment to the subsequent full biennium.