Mrs. Penny Bradley is the Principal at St. Joseph School. She is entering her 31st year in education. She spent 10 years teaching special education and business in Hardin and Hart County. Mrs. Bradley then spent 17 years as an administrator in Nelson County. She was an Assistant Principal at Nelson County High School for 13 years and the Principal at Horizons Academy (the alternative school for Nelson County) for four years. After Mrs. Bradley retired, she spent one full year away from education except for an occasional subbing. She realized that she missed the interaction with students, so after that year spent 8 months teaching special education at Foster Heights Elementary. Mrs. Bradley came to St. Joseph as Assistant Principal in 2018 and became Principal in the 2019-2020 school year.
Mrs. Bradley has two boys, KC and John. They were both adopted from Guatemala when they were infants. Both boys attend Nelson County High School and are very involved in the marching band. Mrs. Bradley and her late husband, Don, were married for 34 years. In 2019 Mrs. Bradley completed the RCIA process at St. Joseph and was received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.
Mrs. Bradley enjoys watching her kids in the band and doing all things that band moms do! She is also a huge UK fan in all sports and the Atlanta Braves. Just for you UofL fans, she cheers for them as long as they are not playing Kentucky!