Christie Biggerstaff’s career goals have always been dedicated to Kentucky’s education system and helping students achieve success.
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.
Beth Gravett has worked in state government most of her professional career. Before she joined the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) in 2011, she was the director of the Division of System Management for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
When Caryn Davidson’s husband got a job in Kentucky in 2014, she transitioned from teaching elementary school in the Washington, D.C., area to working with the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System at the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). Almost 10 years later, she now works as the data and communications consultant in KDE’s 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.
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.
Karen Conway has been a resource analyst III in the District Funding and Reporting Branch of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Division of District Support since 2002.
Rob Collins has been a team member of the Kentucky Department of Education for a little over a year.
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.