Friday, April 28, 2017
Henry Webb, superintendent of Floyd County schools, talks to students at May Valley Elementary. Webb, who emphasizes the importance of focusing on every child in the district, was named 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. Photo submitted

Superintendent of the year remains a coach at heart

Floyd County Superintendent Henry Webb has led a turnaround in his district by making sure its schools are focused on all children.
Principal Jamie Gilliam helps students get crayons as they color bookmarks for a contest at Johnson Elementary School. Gilliam said students at the school consistently meet the high expectations teachers have for them. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Nov. 18, 2016

Staff pulls together to make Laurel school ‘a hidden jewel’

A small but experienced staff has powered Johnson Elementary to recognition as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.

Making student transitions easier

Northern Kentucky teachers are working together to meet the needs of students in this highly mobile region.

An afternoon of Kentucky ballads

Students of Millie Fields at Lafayette High School practice singing the songs of Kentucky composer John Jacob Niles for a special December performance.
Milton Seymore of Louisville is one of five new members of the Kentucky Board of Education. The grandson of a teacher, Seymore learned early in life that education was the key to success. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Nov. 28, 2016

Seymore wants to be a voice for all children

Milton Seymore, one of five new members of the Kentucky Board of Education, learned early in life that education was the key to success.
Sophomore Amanda Nelson examines her fish during an experiment learning about how body systems interact with each other during Tricia Shelton's anatomy class at Boone County High School. The new Kentucky Science Assessment System will will use three components to measure students' understanding of science. Photo by Amy Wallot, Sept. 17, 2014

Broadening the definition of science assessment

Kentucky’s new science assessment system will go beyond a summative test to measure students’ understanding of the standards.
Greg Roush, principal at Western Hills High School (Franklin County) speaks with students in Rachel Medina's Spanish II class. Roush was named the Kentucky World Language Association Administrator of the Year. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Nov. 9, 2016

Principal sees value, rigor in world languages

Western Hills High School Principal Greg Roush honored as 2016 Kentucky World Language Association Administrator of the Year.

‘It’s best practices every day, all day’

Ruth Moyer Elementary principal believes sticking to fundamentals helped the Fort Thomas Independent school win the 2016 Blue Ribbon honor.
Jake Keys, right, a sophomore at Bullitt East High School (Bullitt County), discusses a business plan with business teacher Amanda Comstock. Photo by Bobby Ellis; Nov. 1, 2016

Business is good for students in project-based program

Students at Eastern and Bullitt East high schools are learning skills they can use in college and careers in the High School of Business program.
Hudson Lovett, a second grader at Kentucky School for the Blind, holds up his medals he won in the 2016 Bill Roby Track and Field Games. Photo by Bobby Ellis; Oct. 12, 2016

KSB athletes on the right track (and field) at Bill Roby Games

The Bill Roby Track and Field Games at the Kentucky School for the Blind gave intrepid photographer Bobby Ellis an opportunity to spend time with some young athletes.