Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Owensboro, OPS, DCPS recognized among the best places for K-12 teachers to live and work

The national web-based information company GoodCall has named Owensboro/Daviess County as the 35th best city in the country for teachers to live and work. The ranking is based on affordability, school ratings, job competition and amenities.    

"We are incredibly grateful to be recognized on the national scale,” said Dave Kirk, public information officer for the Owensboro Public Schools district. “This ranking shows why our school systems not only provide a world class education, but also are a great place to work.” 

According to, analysts looked at more than 1,000 metropolitan cities across the country to determine the best places for K-12 teachers to live and work. The Owensboro metropolitan area earned a spot as 35th on the Top 100 list and ranks second highest among cities in Kentucky

"This latest recognition is another example of how our community is breaking away from our peers. It validates our community’s talent recruitment and retention efforts to make any Top 100 list. But, for one directly related to college graduates, what an honor,” said Candance Brake, president and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce.

"Our community has a tradition of supporting quality education, which is a reflection of quality teachers,” said Owens Saylor, superintendent of the Daviess County Public Schools district. “This report highlights the important relationship that exists when great schools contribute to making a community a great place to live.”

The report about quality communities is posted at