KDE Spotlight: Jessica Napier

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.

By |2023-09-21T11:57:23-04:00September 27, 2023|

Jefferson County elementary students learning to Bloom through mindfulness

Cindy Plappert is a 20-year educator, the last 10 years being at Bloom Elementary. It was at Bloom where she began to implement mindfulness strategies, including calming breaths and periods of reflection, in her classroom because she noticed that some of her 3rd-grade students were struggling with anxiety.

By |2022-04-11T09:58:00-04:00November 19, 2019|

State awarded $9 million grant to improve mental health services in schools

The Kentucky Department of Education, in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, announced May 9 the award of a $9 million federal grant to increase awareness of mental health issues among Kentucky students across the state and in three pilot school districts.

By |2019-05-09T09:28:13-04:00May 9, 2019|
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