By Sky Carroll
Peggy Sinclair-Morris, current state technical assistance coordinator for the Kentucky Deaf-Blind Project, has been named principal of the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB). She will begin on July 1.
“With extensive experience in serving and educating those with visual impairments, we believe Peggy will be an excellent leader at KSB,” said Kentucky Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown. “I am excited to see her lead KSB staff and students with enthusiasm, compassion and expertise.”
With more than 20 years of experience, Sinclair-Morris has consistently provided support to students with visual impairments. As a previous outreach director for KSB, she has been praised for her passion for special education and her drive to always put students first.
“She comes to us with a strong background in educating individuals who are visually impaired,” said Martin Monson, interim principal and outreach director at KSB. “KSB and the students and families it serves will be better because of her leadership.”
In her role with the Kentucky Deaf-Blind Project, Sinclair-Morris provided technical assistance and coaching to families and districts that live and work with students who are deaf and/or blind and worked to provide schools, families and professionals with statewide and national resources.
“I am incredibly honored and excited to have been chosen as the next principal and to be back in the fold of the KSB family and community,” Sinclair-Morris said. “Doing what is best for students, moving the school forward and becoming a premiere school for the blind are my priority.”
Although there is uncertainty about how the 2020-2021 school year will unfold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sinclair-Morris said she is ready to provide information and support.
Sinclair-Morris has a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation from Stephen F. Austin University, a master’s degree in deaf education from Gallaudet University and a certificate in directing special education from the University of the Cumberlands.