The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved a candidate profile and job description in the search for a new education commissioner during a special meeting held on Dec. 14.
Felicia Cumings Smith, Ed. D., has spent almost her entire career in Kentucky education, starting as an elementary and reading resource teacher in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), where today she serves as assistant superintendent for teaching and learning.
A native Kentuckian, Dr. Jason Glass grew up in Brandenburg in a family deeply involved in Kentucky public education.
He’s been dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky for a year, but Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig traveled a long road as an academic and practitioner to get there.