The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) sought more feedback on the search for a new education commissioner during the Commissioner’s Principals Advisory Council meeting on Sept. 28.
KDE’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning receives nearly $10 million for postsecondary transition opportunities
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) is receiving nearly $10 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) for postsecondary transition opportunities for students with disabilities.
After changing her college major five times, Keva Buckley finally settled on becoming an educator. When applying for classes, she accidentally signed up for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) education course at Eastern Kentucky University, not realizing it was different from other education courses. From this initial class, Buckley discovered her passion for American Sign Language (ASL) and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.
Stu Harper has worked at the Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) in Danville for 21 years. “I love working with youth,” he said. “They’re fun, they learn quickly, they’re interested in the world, and I think it keeps me young.”
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has named Shannon Sparkman as director of state schools.
Raven Miller is the administrative procurement branch manager of the Budgets and Financial Management Division in the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Office of Finance and Operations.
Justin Padgett, former instructional coach at Lincoln County Middle School, was named the new director of student life at Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) on July 11.
Shelley Badgett named director of special education for Kentucky School for the Blind, School for the Deaf
Shelley Badgett has been selected as the new director of special education for the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) and the Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD). She will begin her duties on July 1.
The Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) Advisory Council heard updates on the search for a new principal from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) at its June 13 meeting.
Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) supporters got the chance to express their opinions on the search for a new principal during a series of forums in May. The two forums – one virtual forum on May 24 and one in-person forum on May 31 – served as opportunities for stakeholders in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities to inform the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and help the hiring committee make critical and informed decisions throughout the process.