The new principal at Model Laboratory School on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus is excited about the opportunity to explore the school’s relationship with college students. Naylor, who served as a Marine, is optimistic about seeing a new Model building near its current location.
David Naylor has been an educator for 13 years. In recent years he’s worked in Florida as an assistant principal at a fine arts academy and an elementary school.
He comes to Model as the school community is exploring a new building.
Naylor says it’s too early to set a timeline but he envisions a new school is, quote, “not that far off.” In the meantime, there are plans to do some minor improvements. “Most the stuff we’re doing is, what I would call a little bit of a facelift. It’s not major overhauls because we need to use that money for the new school that we want,” said Naylor.
EKU administrators had explored converting Model to a charter school as part of a funding strategy to build a new facility, but that changed when the state legislature decided not to fund charters. But Naylor says he’s mostly concerned now with class scheduling and curriculum.