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Model Laboratory School at Eastern Kentucky University provides a world-class K-12 educational experience designed to prepare the next generation of leaders. Our school features small class sizes, specialized programming, and a collaborative team of education professionals devoted to sharing their passion in the classroom. 

Interested in Applying?

Model is a public K-12 educational lab school located in Richmond, Kentucky.  Please visit the EKU Jobs website to view available positions and apply - Interested candidates may also send a cover letter and resume to John Williamson ( and Donna McGuire (

Current Openings:

Elementary Teacher

K-12 Librarian

Elementary Counselor

School Psychologist


Substitute Teacher

Model Faculty & Staff are EKU Employees!

When you join the Model Family, you're also part of the greater Eastern Kentucky University community. In fact, Model faculty members have the opportunity to apply for tenure at the university as Model faculty members. A career at EKU not only provides opportunities to participate in meaningful work, but offers a variety of benefits and perks for employees and their families.   

EKU Tuition Waiver 

If you’re interested in earning your Master’s degree, Rank I, or doctoral degree, EKU supports career development and the pursuit of higher education for employees and their families. Model employees, and a spouse or dependent, are eligible for a tuition waiver of up to six credit hours per semester for academic courses taken at EKU. Additionally, an employee may transfer their tuition benefit, enabling their spouse or a dependent a tuition waiver of up to 12 credit hours per semester. Learn more about EKU’s tuition waiver.

Model Faculty also participate in engaging professional learning and development opportunities throughout the school year in association with the EKU Center for Educator Excellence.

Comprehensive Benefits Package 

EKU offers a generous benefits package, including a variety of health and life insurance plans as well as contributions to individual employee retirement plans. Employees and their families also have access to dental, vision, supplemental life and other benefit options. Learn more about EKU’s benefits package.

BluMine Health Clinic

Located off-site but close to campus, the BluMine Health Clinic provides preventative, acute and chronic care services with zero co-pays for employees on EKU’s health plan, and their spouses and children. Because the Clinic is exclusive to members, wait times are short! 

Wellness Program

Get rewarded for healthy habits! EKU’s wellness program offers fun activities, health challenges and wellness-related learning opportunities. Employees can earn up to $400 applied toward health-care premiums per year by participating in the wellness program. Learn more about EKU’s wellness program.

Other Perks

Being part of EKU’s campus community affords employees various other perks, such as access to technology, campus events, memberships and employee discounts on car rentals, hotels, cell phone plans, auto and home insurance, software, and at local restaurants.

2021-22 Certified Salary Schedule

Revised 2020-21 Pay Scale for Substitute Teachers and Paraeducators - Substitute teachers are needed!

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