Meet the staff of Kentucky Teacher
Mike Marsee was drawn to journalism as a student at Jackson County High School while writing sports stories, first for the school newspaper and then for the local weekly, and he has been writing ever since. He spent 24 years at The Advocate-Messenger in Danville before joining the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Teacher in November 2014, and he previously worked for the Times-Tribune in Corbin. Raised in Annville, he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in journalism.
Jacob Perkins was born and raised in Frankfort, where he attended Franklin County High School. He graduated from Kentucky State University (KSU) in 2017 with a degree in mass communication and journalism. Perkins was the recipient of the Moneta Sleet Award while at KSU. Before joining the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Teacher, Jacob worked as a social media and marketing consultant for TCHQ Communications and was the director of sales for The Kentucky Gazette.