Associate Commissioner David Horseman could have retired a few years ago, but the timing never felt right. There were too many projects in the works, and he simply wasn’t ready to leave the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) at the Kentucky Department of Education.
New Carroll County superintendent Casey Jaynes believes all students deserve equal access to education
Casey Jaynes didn’t always picture himself as a life-long educator. After graduating from Hanover College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education in 1989, the Madison, Ind., native struggled to find a job in the field.
Caroline Yates, an 8th grade student at Ashland Middle School (Ashland Independent), wanted to use her student technology leadership program (STLP) project to explore an issue close to her family - Alzheimer’s.
On July 1, 2021 Steven Evans began his tenure as Bath County’s new superintendent. He replaced Harvey Tackett, who retired following nine years as superintendent and a total of 38 years in education.
Fifth-grade student Zander Everman from Russell-McDowell Intermediate School (Russell-McDowell Independent) felt like a lot of his peers used the Greenup County War Memorial as a playground, with no real context on the history or significance of the memorial. Everman, alongside classmates Zaina Razak and Jimmylee Mullins, wanted to change that.
Jessica Goodman thought Farmer Elementary’s (Jefferson County) first school-wide assembly in two years was for special guests to learn and celebrate Farmer’s literacy efforts. Instead, the assembly, which included special guests Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass and Gov. Andy Beshear, was for her.
Kentucky School for the Blind student TaMyah Jordan makes her runway debut at Los Angeles Fashion Revolution show
TaMyah Jordan, a residential student at the Kentucky School for the Blind, made her runway debut as a blind model for Target on the Runway of Dreams stage in Los Angeles.
Since the 4th grade, Fern Creek High School (Jefferson County) chemistry teacher Evan Roberts has loved trivia. He participated on quick recall teams all the way through college, but he said competing on Jeopardy! was his ultimate goal.
Kevin Dailey didn’t set out to be a teacher. After a few years as an aerospace engineer and mechanical and architectural designer, he knew it was time to find something new.
Crystal Culp, a U.S. Air Force veteran with over 22 years of teaching experience in alternative education, never imagined a career in education – let alone being a mentor to teachers pursuing National Board certification.