“Recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as a Distinguished and High Progress School”
“Where We Expect Nothing Less Than The Best!”
116 Laurel School Road, Vanceburg, KY 41179 Ph. 606 796-2214 Fax. 606 796-0805
Laurel Elementary School
116 Laurel School Road, Vanceburg, KY 41179  Ph. 606 796-2214  Fax. 606 796-0805
    My name is Chad Kidwell, and I am both excited and honored to be the Principal at Laurel Elementary School.  I am proud to be a product of the Camp Dix community and Laurel Elementary School.  I am a graduate of both Lewis County High School, and Morehead State University.  I currently hold a M.A in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences, as well as a M.A. in School Administration, neither of which would be possible without the nurturing of Laurel Elementary School and the community that it serves.      My grandmother was a member of the first graduating class of Laurel High School, and taught English at both Laurel and Lewis County High School.  My mother spent the majority of her 33 year teaching career at Laurel Elementary.     I am married to Joanne Kidwell, who teaches English at Lewis County High School.  I am the proud father of my two sons, Ellis and Jackson.  I enjoy teaching, fishing, and NASCAR.  When I am not on the creek bank, in the woods, or at home, Bristol Motor Speedway or a Civil War Battlefield is my favorite place to be.
Chad Kidwell - Principal
Greetings from the area I often refer to as "God's Country."