Ashley Hill’s 11 years as a reading instruction teacher and her lifelong love of reading drew her to the work that she does at the Kentucky Department of Education as the statewide assistant director of early literacy in the Office of Teaching and Learning.
Jessica Napier, an education administration program consultant in the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Office of Continuous Improvement and Support, sees herself as a people person.
Angela Dilts-Pollock values not only educating her students, but also helping them to grow into who they are and who they will become. “It’s my job to help students discover who they are and how to be the best version of themselves,” said Pollock. “Teaching of content comes after, when students feel safe in my classroom and that I care about them as humans.”
Kristie Graham’s work at the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) as a resource management analyst allows her to feel more comfortable when providing information to teachers and parents. “I like being that voice for others and being able to provide research and resources about how KDE is helping the schools and what it all means,” said Graham.
Blake Konny, a Safe and Supportive Schools Consultant in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Division of Student Success for the past four years, enjoys the opportunity to be able to expand his work beyond the classroom and across the state.
Many teachers say they like to take a personal interest in their student’s lives. Krista Sipes – a teaching and learning curriculum educator at Moore High School (Jefferson County) -- is taking that idea to heart.
Rob Collins has been a team member of the Kentucky Department of Education for a little over a year.
As the science teacher at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass (Fayette County), Julie Moore is a strong advocate for arts-integrated education as a part of a student’s success.
Erin Chavez has been a part of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) since 2016. She is a program academic consultant for the Office of Teaching and Learning’s Division of Program Standards, and the Mathematics Achievement Fund grant coordinator.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Jeff Sebulsky is proud to proclaim he has the best job in the Commonwealth.