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Loren  Connell
Director of Instruction

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Director of Instruction Loren Connell

Loren Connell has served the Williamsburg Independent School District as Director of Instruction since January 2003. He is a 1987 graduate of Williamsburg High School. Loren received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1991 and Master of Arts degree in 2000 both from the University of the Cumberlands. In 2003, he earned his Rank I in Education Administration from Union College and has completed post graduate work from the University of the Cumberlands.


An employee of the district since 1996, Loren taught High School Business and Math until 2003. He was active in Jacket athletics before moving to administration.  His coaching roles included working in the Yellow Jacket baseball program in 1995 as an assistant coach.  Loren became the head baseball coach in 1998 and remained through the 2003 baseball season, winning one SEKC Championship and made one appearance in the All “A” State Baseball Tournament. He was an assistant boys’ basketball coach and was on the bench for Williamsburg’s last 50th District championship in 1998 and worked from 1995-97 in the girls’ basketball program that won over 40 games during those two years.


During his tenure as Director of Instruction, the district has received recognition as a “Super District” by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancEd, named an “Outperforming District” by Standard and Poors, and named multiple times as a Top American Public School by U.S. News and World Report.


Loren has served on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Association of Education Supervisors since 2009, on the Graduate Education Advisory Committee at the University of the Cumberlands, and a member of the Kentucky Association of Assessment Coordinators. He has been selected by AdvancEd to chair two quality assurance review committees and was requested by the national AdvancEd office to serve on an initial district accreditation review committee for a school division in Virginia.


Loren is married to Paula Connell, who teaches Family and Consumer Science at Williamsburg City School. They have one daughter, Kelsey, who is a student at Williamsburg City School. He is a lifelong resident of Williamsburg and he and his family reside in the Sunshine Valley development.