For the past 20 years, Brandi Violette has dedicated her career to teaching special education students at Olmsted Elementary School (Logan County).
Tina Henry, a special education teacher at Boyle County High School and a 2023 Kentucky Teacher Achievement Award winner, gives each of her students a chance to shine.
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.
Career and technical education (CTE) prepares students for postsecondary life, allowing them to pursue their interests and match their skills to careers. Special education students, however, have not always had the same opportunity to engage with CTE as their peers.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Kentucky Special Education Teacher of the Year Award. Any full-time special education teacher in the state is eligible for this recognition.
Bill Bates began the role of the Kentucky Department of Education’s exceptional child education consultant for career and technical education (CTE) on July 15. For Bates, a fourth-generation teacher, the position is a dream come true.
Barbara Washington and instructional partners Alexis Patterson and Jeanine Mosher were presented with the 2022 Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education at the Kentucky Board of Education’s (KBE) Aug. 3 regular meeting.
Everyone wants to find their purpose in life, whether that be to become an advocate, an educator or both. For University of Kentucky (UK) graduate Lyndsay McCullers, a special education teacher at Simon Kenton High School (Kenton County) her passion soon became her reality.
Students with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to their peers without disabilities. The American Rescue Plan: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER) is providing Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) a chance to help those students.
The McCreary County School District wasn’t singled out for scrutiny in early 2020. The small district in southeastern Kentucky was just one of 10 randomly selected for state review each year.