Kentucky Board of Education member JoAnn Adams taught for 33 years. She comes from a family of teachers that included her mother, grandmother, grandfather, great-grandmother and now, her daughter.
After spending time around the globe, Claire Batt brought her expertise back to Kentucky where she spent more than 30 years with Fayette County schools.
Laura Cole, a mathematics teacher in Kenton County who was the recipient of a Milken Educator Award, chose teaching over accounting and has impacted both students and fellow teachers.
Kentucky Board of Education Chairman David Karem has deep roots in Kentucky’s public education. From his work while serving in the Kentucky General Assembly to saving Bloom Elementary Jefferson County), Karem has dedicated his career to the children of the Commonwealth.
After public education changed the course of her life, Patrice McCrary spent more than 30 years as a classroom teacher and teacher leader, and now she is lending her voice to the Kentucky Board of Education.
After a long career in education, self-described policy wonk Sharon Porter Robinson is working to close the gap between education policy and practice as a member of the Kentucky Board of Education.
Jessica Napier, alongside friends and family, waited to hear if she would be named the 2020 SHAPE America National Health Education Teacher of the Year during the May 5 virtual ceremony.
Starting work as superintendent of Russellville Independent School District has been slightly disorienting for Leon Smith. When he walked out of his office July 1, after his first day on the job, it seemed like he’d never left.
Becoming superintendent of Shelby County Schools was a return to familiar ground for Sally Sugg.
Damian Johnson will lead the way at Jenkins Independent beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, but this is far from his first stop in the district. In fact, this isn’t even the first time Johnson has proved to be a leader in Jenkins.