Citizen, Scholar, Steward

Social-Emotional Support & Counseling

The social and emotional well-being of students is incredibly important to their overall development and success.  At KCD we recognize the importance of developing healthy social-emotional skills and incorporate Yale’s RULER curriculum into daily life on campus.  

Each of the three divisions at KCD has a dedicated counselor who helps students and families navigate emotional needs, teaches classroom lessons, and supports positive personal and social development. Counselors are available to meet with students individually or in small groups for short-term counseling goals.  The counseling and support team at KCD has developed close connections with providers in the Louisville community to provide consistency in communication and care for students receiving services outside of school and for students with longer-term counseling needs.  Our students love having our honorary counseling dog, a pug named Pepper, on campus most days as well.  

Counseling Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Julie Smith

    Julie Smith 

    Student Counselor
  • Photo of Zachary Taylor

    Zachary "Zach" Taylor 

    Middle School Counselor
  • Photo of Lisa Pepper

    Lisa Pepper 

    Upper School Counselor, Head Coach Varsity Tennis
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.