Programs and Services

Published: 5/11/2016 1:28 PM
Find contact information for KDE staff responsible for programs and initiatives. For questions about the Department of Education or about a specific education program, please contact the appropriate staff person by phone or by e-mail.  Unless otherwise noted, all area codes are 502. Staff e-mail is firstname.lastname@education.ky.gov.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

21st Century Skills
Kelly Clark
564-2106x4521
 
504 Plan
Tristan Parsons
564-4970x4102
 
Academic Standards/P21 Initiatives
Karen Kidwell
564-2106x4139
 
Accounting, Reports and Information
Ann Sampson
564-2351x4336
 
Accreditation of Non-Public Schools
Handled by KY Non-Public Schools Commission
(859) 380-1845
 
ACT Tests
Kathy Moore
564-2256x4717
 
Activity Fund, School
Steve Lyles
564-3930x4416
  
Administrative Leadership Institute
Jennifer Baker
564-1479x4501
 
Adolescent Literacy
Veda McClain
564-2106x4522
  
Advanced Placement/Dual Credit/AdvanceKY
Jennifer Pusateri
564-4970x4116
 
Advanced Placement Test Fee Funding
Martha Johnson
564-1979x4358
 
Advanced Placement Online
Jennifer Pusateri 
564-4970x4116
 
Advisor/Advisee Program
James-Etta Goodloe
564-4970x4125
 
Affordable Care Act
Steve Lyles
564-3930x4416​
 
After School 21st Century Programs
Brigette Stacy
564-1473x4072
 
After School 21st Century Programs/Funding
Martha Johnson
564-1979x4358
 
After School Learning Programs, Extended School Services
April Pieper
564-4970x4519
 
After School Learning Programs, Extended School Services/Funding
Nicole Crosthwaite
564-1979x4328
 
Agriculture Education
Matt Chaliff x4208/Brandon Davis x4203
564-4286
 
Alternate Assessment
Kevin O'Hair
564-4394x4735
 
Alternate Assessment Programs
Beckie Brown x4142/Yayo Radder x4108
564-4970
 
Alternative Education Programs
Sherri Clusky
564-4772x4040
 
Americans with Disabilities (ADA) 504 ADA for department staff
Sammie Lambert
564-4970x4527
 
Americans with Disabilities (ADA) 504 ADA for students
Tristan Parsons
564-4970x4102
 
Applied Learning Strategies
Laura Arnold
564-4286x4230
 
Archery Program
Handled by Fish & Wildlife
564-7109
 
Archives, KDE
Scott Craig x4305/Kyra Vermillion x4342
564-8137
 
Arts and Humanities Education
Kyle Lee
564-2106x4152
 
Artwork
Anita Fleming x4601/Mike Gray x4607
564-2000
 
Asbestos
Greg Dunbar
564-4326x4429
 
Assessment Accomodations
Kevin O'Hair x4735/Cindy Warren x4738
564-4394
 
Assessment Accommodations Program Area
Yayo Radder
564-4970x4108
  
Assessment/Accountability Communications
Jennifer Stafford
564-4394x4714
 
Assessment/Accountability System and Regulations
Rhonda Sims 
564-2256x4751
 
Assessment Implementation (State Testing)
Kevin Hill
564-9853x4712
 
Assessment Support (DAC/State Testing)
Jennifer Stafford
564-4394x4714
 
ASSIST, Technical
Brandon Quick
564-3791x4020
 
Assistive Technology
Beckie Brown
564-4970x4142
 
At-Risk Students
Jason Radford
564-3791x4038
 
Attendance Audit
Cheri Meadows
564-5279x4451
 
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Traci Branstutter
564-4970x4110​​
 
Audits, Local School Districts
LaTonya Bell
564-3846x4418
 
Autism
Jeffrey Coles 
564-4970x4536
 
Awards and Recognition
Donna Melton
564-1473x4061
 
Behavior Interventions
Robert Meacham x4112/April Pieper x4519
564-4970
 
Bidding/Purchasing, Local School Districts
Jessica Abbott (Education Technology)
564-2020x2448
LaTonya Bell
564-3846x4418
 
Bilingual Education
Gary Martin
564-4970x4157
Alfonso De Torres Nunez
564-2106x4134
 
Blue Ribbon Schools
Mary Ann Miller
564-3141x4840
 
Boards of Education (Local Vacancies)
Amy Peabody x4813/John Thompson x4836
564-4474
 
Bond Sale
LaTonya Bell
564-3846x4418
 
Bookstore
Melissa Terrell
564-2000x4605
 
Budgets & Financial Management, KDE
Charles Harman
564-1979x4326
 
Budgets, Local School Districts
Carol Buell x4438/Karen Conway x4435/
Chay Ritter x4453
564-3846
 
Bullying
Victoria Fields 
564-4772x4015
 
Bus Procurement and Specifications
Dave Mangum
564-5279x4422
 
Business Education
Betty Montgomery
564-4286x4220
 
Byrd Scholarships
Handled by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)
696-7200
 
Calculations, Transportation
Chay Ritter
564-3846x4453
 
Calendar of Meetings
Melissa Terrell 
564-2000x4605
 
Career and Technical Education
Laura Arnold
564-4286x4230
 
Career and Technical Education Accountability
Pamela Moore
564-4286x4215
 
Career and Technical Education/Funding
Lea Ann Lewis
564-4286x4239
 
Career and Technical Student Organizations
Matt Chaliff
564-4286x4208
 
Career Choices
Betty Montgomery
564-4286x4220
 
Career Cluster/Majors
Marissa Hancock 
564-4286x4222
 
Career Counseling
James-Etta Goodloe
564-4970x4125
 
Career Interest & Aptitude Assessment
Betty Montgomery
564-4286x4220
 
Career/Transition Plans
James-Etta Goodloe
564-4970x4125
Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education Act
Karla Tipton
564-4286x4221
 
Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education Act/Funding
Lea Ann Lewis
564-4286x4239
  
Certification
Handled by Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
564-4606
 
Certified Local District Vacancies/Postings/Waivers
Renee Scott
564-1479x4529
 
Certified Personnel Evaluation
Todd Davis
564-1479x4537
 
Character Education
Brigette Stacy
564-1473x4072
 
Child Abuse Prevention
Sherri Clusky
564-4772x4040
 
Child and Adult Care Food Programs
Elizabeth Fiehler
564-5625x4949
 
CIITS Help Desk 
(855) 435-7459
ciitshelp@schoolnet.com

Civil Rights Data Collection
Candy Johnson
564-2020x2471
 
Class Size and Waivers/Exceptional Children
Robin Linton
564-4970x4148
 
Classification Plan, Local School Districts
Carol Buell
564-3846x4438
 
Classified Staff Data
Chay Ritter
564-3846x4453
 
Collaborative Teaching Model Training
and Strategies/Exceptional Children (Co-Teaching)
Molly Bowen x4123/Laura McCullough x4113
564-4970
 
College & Career Readiness Initiatives
Matt Chaliff x4208/Leslie Slaughter x4218
564-4286
 
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Administrator
John Wyatt
564-5279x4421
 
CDL (Commercial Drivers License) Core Curriculum Instructor Training
John Wyatt 
564-5279x4421
 
CDL (Commercial Drivers License)​ Reimbursements Instructor Training
John Wyatt 
564-5279x4421
 
CDL (Commercial Drivers License) State Police Liaison
John Wyatt 
564-5279x4421​
 
Commissioner's Advisory Councils
Stephanie Siria
564-2000x4614
 
Committee for Mathematics Achievement
Pamela Pickens
564-4970x4158
 
Commonwealth School Improvement Fund/Funding
Karen Wirth
564-1979x4319
 
Communications
Rebecca Blessing
564-2000x4604
 
Community-Based Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Beckie Brown
564-4970x4142
 
Community-Based Work Transition Programs for Students with Disabilities
Yayo Radder
564-4970x4108
 
Community Early Childhood Councils
Sally Shepherd
564-7056x4716
 
Community Education
Neil Watts
564-1473x4054
 
Community Eligibility Provision
Cheri Meadows
564-5279x4451
 
Competency Based Education
Pat Trotter
564-4201x4834
 
Competitive Grants Solications
Charles Harman
564-2351x4326
 
Comprehensive School Improvement Plan
Brandon Quick 
564-3791x4020
 
Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR)
Mary Ann Miller
564-3141x4840
 
Construction, Plan, Review
Greg Dunbar
564-4326x4429
 
Contracts, Memorandums of Agreement/Personal Service
Charles Harman
564-2351x4326
 
Cooperative Education, Work-Based Learning
Leslie Slaughter x4218/Mary Taylor x4237
564-4286
 
Coordinated School Health
Jamie Sparks
564-2106x4539
 
Counseling Services
James-Etta Goodloe
564-4970x4125
 
Counselors for the New Milennium
James-Etta Goodloe
564-4970x4125
Crisis Response Services
Victoria Fields
564-4772x4015
 
Critical Shortage Determination
Jennifer Baker
564-1479x4501

Cultural Diversity
Alfonso De Torres Nunez x4134/Kelly Clark x4521
564-2106
 
Curriculum Support
Saundra Hamon
564-2106x4137
 
Data Security/Data Breaches
Robert Hackworth
564-2020x2436
 
Data Services
DeDe Conner 
564-2020x2208
 
DECA (An Association of Marketing Students)
Gary Colvin
330-2690
 
Delivery/Performance Management
Karen Dodd
564-2102x4700
 
Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
Handled by Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
782-0200
Sally Shepherd
564-2106x4716
 
Diagnostic Reviews
Jason Radford
564-2116x4038
 
Digital Driver's License
Marty Park
(859) 494-0450
 
Digital Learning
Marty Park
(859) 484-0450
Tristan Parsons 
564-4970x4102
 
Disciplinary Actions
Lynn McGowan-McNear x4311/Angela Smith x4313
564-3716
 
Distribution Center, KDE
Mike Whittaker
564-4492x4334
 
District and School Collection Repository (DASCR)
Rodney Bennett
564-4326x4449
 
District Facility Plan Review
Greg Dunbar
564-4326x4429
 
District Financial Application Services (MUNIS)
MUNIS Help Desk
(800) 722-4908
 
Districts of Innovation
David Cook
564-4201x4832
 
Dropout Rates
Christina Weeter
564-4772x4067
 
Due Process Hearings/Appeals Exceptional Children
Todd Allen
564-4474x4833
 
Early Childhood Development (KIDS NOW)
Handled by Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
782-0200
 
Early Childhood Development - Scholarship (KIDS NOW)
Handled by Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
782-0200
 
Early Childhood Personnel (IECE)
Annie Rooney-French
564-7056x4736
 
Early Childhood Regional Training Centers
Sally Shepherd
564-7056x4716
 
Early College Designs
Kelly Clark
564-2106x4521
 
Early Literacy
Rebecca Atkins-Stumbo
564-7056x4708
 
Economics at Work
Betty Montgomery
564-4286x4220
 
Education Technology
David Couch
564-2020x2229
 
Education Technology/Funding
Dru Hawkins
564-1979x4348
David Couch
564-2020x2229
 
Education Technology Service Desk for local schools and districts
KETS Help Desk
(866) 538-7435
ketshelp@education.ky.gov
 
Educational Recovery Staff
Jason Radford
564-2116x4038
 
Educator Equity/Diversity
Jennifer Baker
564-1479x4501
 
Effective Instructional Leadership Act (EILA)
Renee Scott
564-1479x4529
 
Email
KETS Help Desk
(866) 538-7435
ketshelp@education.ky.gov
 
Emotional Behavior Disorder (EBD)
Linda Funke x4101/Laura McCullough x4113
564-4970
 
Employee Evaluation
Viembre Nicholson x4341/Angela Smith x4313 
564-3716
 
End-of-Course Assessments
Kathy Moore
564-2256x4717
 
Engineering and Technology Education
Marissa Hancock 
564-4286x4222
 
English as a Second Language
Gary Martin
564-4970x4157
 
Environmental Education
Elizabeth Schmitz
564-9299
 
Equal Employment Opportunity, KDE
Angela Smith x4313/Anitra Williams x4314
564-3716
 
Equipment Inventory, KDE
Keith McRay
564-8137x4353
 
Equitable Access to Effective Educators
Jennifer Baker
564-1479x4501
 
E-Rate
Anne Rothenburger-Day x2469/Scott Kane x2214
564-2020
 
e-Transcripts
Dede Conner
564-2020x2208
 
ESEA Waiver
Mary Ann Miller
564-3141x4840
 
Ethics
Kevin C. Brown
564-4474x4814
 
Even Start
Annie Rooney-French
564-7056x4736
 
Exceptional Children Data
Amy Patterson
564-4970x4513
 
Exceptional Children Services
Kathie Anderson 
564-4970x4133
 
Exceptional Children Services/Formal Complaints
Susan Farra
564-4970x4136
 
Extended School Services (ESS)
April Pieper x4519/Pam Wininger x4509
564-4970
 
Extended School Services Daytime Waivers
Pam Wininger
564-4970x4509
 
Extended School Services Evaluation
April Pieper x4519/Pam Wininger x4509
564-4970
 
Extended School Year (ESY) for Students with Disabilities
Beckie Brown x4142/Yayo Radder x4108
564-4970
 
Facilities, Design & Construction
Greg Dunbar
564-4326x4429
 
Facilities Planning
Greg Dunbar
564-4326x4429
 
Family and Consumer Sciences
Kayla Godbey
564-4286x4206
 
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Reeca Carver 
564-4286x4223
 
Family Resource and Youth Services Centers
Morgan Lovitt 
564-1473x4030
  
Federal Grants
Thelma Hawkins
564-1979x4361
 
Federal Legislation
Kevin C. Brown
564-4474x4814
 
Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation Program
Brandon Quick
564-3791x4020
 
Federal Program Resources
Jason Radford
564-3791x4038
 
Federal Reporting
Candy Johnson (EDFacts)
564-2020x2471
Jason Radford
564-3791x4038
 
Finance, Local School Districts
Steve Lyles 
564-3930x4416
 
Food Services
Deanna Tackett
564-5625x4929
 
Foreign Exchange Students
Handled by U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
(202) 401-9810
 
Foreign Languages
Alfonso De Torres Nunez
564-2106x4134
 
Formative Assessment
Rae McEntyre
564-2106x4104
 
Foster Children
Helen Jones
564-3791x4070
 
Fourth-Grade Transition
Rebecca Atkins-Stumbo
564-7056x4708
 
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Connie Witt
564-4286x4256
Future Educators of America (FEA)
Vacant
564-4286
 
Future Educators of America Initiative
Kayla Godbey
564-4286x4206
 
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Matt Chaliff 
564-4286x4208
 
GEAR UP
James-Etta Goodloe x4125/April Pieper x4519
564-4970
Ericka Jenkins (Data Liaison)
564-2020x2473
 
GED
Handled by Kentucky Adult Education
573-5114
 
Gifted and Talented Education Services
Leann Pickerill 
564-4970x4120
 
Global Competency
Kelly Clark x4521/Alfonso De Torres Nunez x4134
564-2106
 
Governmental Services Training
Rita Belen x4310/Anitra Williams x4314
564-3716
 
Governor’s Cup
Handled by Kentucky Association of Academic Competition
223-0088
 
Governor’s Scholars Program
Handled by Council on Postsecondary Education
573-1555
 
Graduation Rates
Kevin Hill
564-9853x4712
 
Graduation Requirements
Karen Kidwell
564-2106x4139
 
Grants
Thelma Hawkins
564-1979x4361
 
Graphics and Artwork
Anita Fleming x4601/Mike Gray x4607
564-2000
 
Grievances, KDE
Viembre Nicholson x4341/Angela Smith x4313
564-3716
 
Hardware/Software Standards, Oversight and Assistance
Jessica Abbott
564-2020x2448
 
Head Start State Collaboration Office
Handled by Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
782-0200
 
Health Education
Audra Deli-Hoofnagle
564-2106x4530
 
Health Occupations Students of America(HOSA)
Elizabeth Bullock 
564-4286x4253
 
Health Sciences/Career Education
Peggy Williford
564-4286x4212
 
Health Services
Karen Erwin
564-5279x4457
 
Hearing Impairment
Artie Grassman
(859) 239-7017
 
High Schools
Karen Kidwell
564-2106x4139
 
High Schools That Work
Linda Floyd 
(606) 312-1480
 
HIV/AIDS Prevention Education
Stephanie Bunge
564-2106x4543
 
Home/Hospital Instruction (Special Education)
Tristan Parsons
564-4970x4102
 
Home Schools
Neil Watts
564-1473x4054
 
Homeless Children
Helen Jones
564-3791x4070
  
Human Resources Management
Lynn McGowan-McNear
564-3716x4311
  
Immigrant Education
Gary Martin
564-4970x4157
 
Immunizations
Karen Erwin
564-5279x4457
 
Impact Aid
Chay Ritter
564-3846x4453
 
Indirect Cost Rate, Local School Districts
Karen Conway
564-3846x4435
 
Individual Education Program
Beckie Brown x4142/Stephanie Sterling x4126
564-4970
 
Individual Learning Plans (ILP)
Jennifer Pusateri x4116/Jarrod Slone x4117 
564-4970
 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Gretta Hylton x4109/Sammie Lambert x4527
564-4970
 
Industrial Education
Dana Tackett
564-4286x4224
  
Infinite Campus (Special Education)
Joe McCowan 
564-4970x4121
 
Infinite Campus Support
(888) 461-2004
 
Information Technology Education
Scott U'Sellis 
564-4286x4225
 
Innovation Lab Network
David Cook
564-4201x4832
 
Innovative Administrative Regulation Waivers
David Cook
564-4201x4832
 
Instructional Materials
Kathy Mansfield
564-2106x4500
 
Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners
Gary Martin x4157/Leann Pickerill x4120
564-4970
 
Insurance, Local School Districts
   Property
   Greg Dunbar 
   564-4326x4429
   Health
   Gail Cox
   564-3846x4462
   School Buses
   Dave Mangum
   564-5279x4422
 
Insurance, School for the Blind/School for the Deaf/FFA Camp/
Central Office
Keith McRay
564-8137x4353
 
Interdisciplinary Courses
Leslie Slaughter
564-4286x4218
 
Internal Audits, KDE
Carolyn Smither
564-2351x4309
 
Internet Access for Schools and Districts​  
Phil Coleman 
564-2020x2204​

Internet/Kentucky Education Network (KEN) Firewall
KETS Help Desk
866-538-7435
ketshelp@education.ky.gov
 
Internet Management Blocking/Filtering Lightspeed
800-444-9267
 
Juvenile Justice - Kentucky Educational Collaborative
for State Agency Children
Christina Weeter
564-4772x4067
 
K-3 Programs
Rebecca Atkins-Stumbo
564-7056x4708
April Pieper
564-4970x4519
  
KDE Bookstore
Melissa Terrell
564-2000x4605
 
KDE News App
KETS Help Desk
(866) 538-7435
ketshelp@education.ky.gov
  
Kentucky Academic Standards
Karen Kidwell
564-2106x4139
 
Kentucky Board of Education (KBE)
Mary Ann Miller
564-3141x4840
 
Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) Strategic Plan
Mary Ann Miller 
564-3141x4840
 
Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline
Gretta Hylton x4109/Robert Meacham x4112
564-4970
 
Kentucky Commonwealth Virtual Library
Kathy Mansfield
564-2106x4500
 
Kentucky Education Network (KEN)
Tim Sizemore
564-2020x2222
 
Kentucky Education Technology System (KETS)
David Couch
564-2020x2229
 
KETS (Kentucky Education Technology System) Alert App
KETS Help Desk
(866) 538-7435
ketshelp@education.ky.gov
 
KETS (Kentucky Education Technology SystemContract Information
Jessica Abbott 
564-2020x2448
 
KETS (Kentucky Education Technology SystemField Services
Chuck Austin
564-2020x2231
 
KETS (Kentucky Education Technology SystemHelp Desk 
(866) 538-7435
ketshelp@education.ky.gov

KETS (Kentucky Education Technology SystemMaster Plan
David Couch 
564-2020x2229
  
KETS (Kentucky Education Technology System) Offers of Assistance
Anne Rothenburger-Day x2469/Scott Kane x2214
564-2020
Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)
Handled by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority 
696-7200
Kentucky Educator Placement Services (KEPS)
Renee Scott
564-1479x4529
 
Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf
Gretta Hylton 
564-4970x4109
Walter T. Hulett
897-1583
 
Kentucky Schools Directory
Melissa Terrell
564-2000x4605
 
Kentucky Special Education Cooperatives
Gretta Hylton 
564-4970x4109
 
Kentucky State Personnel Development Grant
Sammie Lambert
564-4970x4527
 
Kentucky Statewide Longitudinal Data System
DeDe Conner
564-2020x2208
 
Kentucky Student Information Systems (KSIS)
Infinite Campus Support
(888) 461-2004
 
Kentucky Teacher
Jennifer Ginn
564-2000x4606
 
Kentucky Writing Program
Veda McClain
564-2106x4522
 
Kentucky Invests in Developing Success Now (KIDS NOW)
Handled by Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
782-0200

 
Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards and Assessment (KOSSA)
Sherri Craig 
564-4286x4226

 
Kentucky’s Affordable Prepaid Tuition (KAPT)
Handled by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)
696-7200​
 
Kindergarten Screener
Melody Cooper
564-7056x4763
  
K-PREP (State Assessment)
Jennifer Stafford 
564-4394x4714
 
Language Arts/Literacy
Teresa Rogers
564-2106x4524
 
LEAD-Kentucky (NISL)
Jason Radford
564-2116x4038
 
Leadership Hours
Renee Scott
564-1479x4529
 
Leadership Networks
Karen Kidwell
564-2106x4139
 
Learning Disabilities
Traci Branstutter 
564-4970x4110
 
Leases, KDE
Scott Craig
564-8137x4305
 
Leases, Local School Districts
Carol Buell
564-3846x4438
 
Leases, Real Property
Greg Dunbar
564-4326x4429
 
Legal Services
Kevin C. Brown
564-4474x4814
 
Legal Services-Exceptional Children
Todd Allen
564-4474x4833
 
Legislative Liaison
Kevin C. Brown x4814/Tracy Goff-Herman x4815 
564-4474
 
Library Media Programs
Kathy Mansfield
564-2106x4500
 
Licensing of Child Centers/Family Child Care Homes
Handled by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services
564-7962
 
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
Gary Martin
564-4970x4157
 
Locally Operated Career Technical Schools
David Horseman
564-4286x4233
 
Locally Operated Career Technical Schools/Funding
Lea Ann Lewis
564-4286x4239
 
Low Incidence Disabilities
Beckie Brown x4142/Yayo Radder x4108 
564-4970
 
Mail Services, KDE
Mike Whittaker
564-4492x4334
 
Maintenance Training for School Bus Mechanics
Dave Mangum
564-5279x4422
 
Management Assistance, Local School Districts
Robin Kinney 
564-1976x4302
 
Marketing Education
Betty Montgomery
564-4286x4220
 
Mary Jo Young Scholarship
Handled by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
696-7200
 
Mathematics
Krista Hall x4131/Robin Hill x4130 
564-2106
 
Mathematics Achievement Fund
Pamela Pickens
564-4970x4158
 
Maximum Class Size
Jennifer Baker
564-1479x4501
 
Media Relations
Nancy Rodriguez
564-2000x4610
 
Mediation, Exceptional Children
Todd Allen 
564-4474x4833
 
Medicaid, School-Based Administrative Claiming
Rebecca Stoddard
564-1979x4323
 
Medically Fragile Students
Tristan Parsons 
564-4970x4102
 
Microsoft Imagine Academy
Laura Raganas
564-2020x4064
 
Microsoft Office 365
KETS Help Desk
ketshelp@education.ky.gov
(866) 538-7435
 
Middle Level Education
Karen Kidwell
564-2106x4139
April Pieper
564-4970x4519
 
Migrant Education
Christina Benassi
564-3791x4025
 
Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards
Donna Melton
564-1473x4061
 
Minority Educator Recruitment Programs
Monica Murphy
564-1479x4050
 
Minority Superintendent Intern Program
Monica Murphy
564-1479x4050
 
Missing Children
Victoria Fields
564-4772x4015
 
Model Curriculum Framework
Saundra Hamon
564-2106x4137
 
Model Procurement
LaTonya Bell
564-3846x4418
 
Moderate and Severe Disabilities
Beckie Brown x4142/Yayo Radder x4108 
564-4970
 
Monitoring Programs, Exceptional Children
Stephanie Sterling x4126/Veronica Sullivan x4414
564-4970
 
MUNIS
MUNIS Help Desk
(800) 722-4908
 
Music Education
Kyle Lee
564-2106x4152
 
National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP)
Mark DeCandia
564-9853x4724
 
National Board Certification Salary Supplement
Chay Ritter
564-3846x4453

National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)
Kathie Anderson x4133/Kim Casey x4161 
564-4970
 
Neglected or Delinquent Children
Monica Shack 
564-3791x4052
 
Nepotism
Amy Peabody
564-4474x4813
 
New Superintendent Training & Testing
Handled by Kentucky Association of School Administrators
875-3411
  
News Releases
Rebecca Blessing
564-2000x4604
  
No Pass/No Drive
Sherry Clusky
564-4772x4040
 
Non-Public Schools
Neil Watts
564-1473x4054
 
Non-resident Student Contract
Cheri Meadows
564-5279x4451
 
Nutrition Services
Deanna Tackett
564-5625x4929
 
Occupational Based Teacher Certification
Vickie Easter 
564-4286x4242
 
Occupational Skill Standards
Sherri Craig 
564-4286x4226
 
Open House
DeDe Conner
564-2020x2208
 
Open Records/Open Meetings
Kevin C. Brown x4814/Amy Peabody x4813
564-4474
 
Operation Preparation
James-Etta Goodloe x4125/April Pieper x4519
564-4970
 
Paraeducator Assessment
Neil Watts
564-1473x4054
 
Paraprofessional
Jason Radford
564-3791x4038
 
ParentInfo
Brenna Kelly
564-2000x4609
 
Parent Resource Center/Parent Support
Robin Linton
564-4970x4148
 
Parental Involvement-Public Engagement
Brigette Stacy
564-1473x4072
 
Pathway to Careers
Marissa Hancock
564-4286x4222
 
Payroll, KDE
Rita Belen x4310/Angela Smith x4313 
564-3716
 
Perkins Accountability
Karla Tipton
564-4286x4221
 
Perkins Student Loan
Megan Klarer
564-3791x4024
 
Persistence to Graduation
Vacant
564-4970
 
Personal Service Contracts
Charles Harman
564-2351x4326
 
Personnel Services, KDE
Lynn McGowan-McNear x4311/Angela Smith x4313
564-3716
 
Phone Directory
Kyra Vermillion
564-8137x4342
 
Photography
Rebecca Blessing
564-2000x4604
 
Physical Education
Jamie Sparks
564-2106x4539
 
Pilot Visitations, Transportation
Dave Mangum
564-5279x4422
 
Policies and Procedures, Exceptional Children
Sammie Lambert
564-4970x4527
 
Preschool
Sally Shepherd 
564-7056x4716
 
Preschool Contracting
Bill Buchanan
564-2106x4702
 
Preschool - Voluntary Certification
Annie Rooney-French
564-7056x4736
 
Presidential Awards/Mathematics and Science
Robin Hill
564-2106x4130
 
Press Secretary/Media Issues
Nancy Rodriquez
564-2000x4610
 
Primary Program
Rebecca Atkins-Stumbo
564-7056x4708
 
Printing Services, KDE
Lindsey Kimbleton
564-2351x4343
 
Private Schools
Neil Watts
564-1473x4054
 
Professional Development Bulletin Board
Joyce Richards
564-1479x4532
 
Professional Development - Early Childhood
Handled by Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
782-0200
 
Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES)
Christine Meisberger
564-1479x4510
 
Professional Learning
Joyce Richards
564-1479x4532
 
Professional Staff Data (PSD)
Carol Buell x4438/Chay Ritter x4453
564-3846
 
Program of Studies/KY Academic Standards
Karen Kidwell
564-2106x4139
 
Program Reviews
Jamee Barton 
564-2106x4545
 
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
Marissa Hancock
564-4286x4222
 
Project Management
Mike Leadingham
564-2020x2202
 
Property Inventory, KDE
Keith McRay
564-8137x4353
 
Publications (KDE Bookstore)
Melissa Terrell
564-2000x4605
 
Pupil Attendance
Cheri Meadows
564-5279x4451
 
Pupil Attendance Software
Kristin Lambert
564-2020x2217
 
Pupil Transportation
Elisa Hanley
564-5279x4406
 
Purchasing, KDE
Valerie Blade-Thomas
564-2351x4337
 
Read To Achieve Grants
Lori Shephard 
564-4970x4114
 
Reimbursement, Transportation
Chay Ritter
564-3846x4453
 
Research
Bart Liguori x4734/Alex Spurrier x4706
564-2102
 
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Robert Meacham x4112/April Pieper x4519
564-4970
 
Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
Handled by KHEAA
696-7200
 
Rural Low-Income School Program
Vicki Fosbender
564-3791x4026
 
Safe and Drug Free Schools
Victoria Fields
564-4772x4015
 
Safe SchoolsData
Windy Newton
564-4772x4063
 
Safety Awareness Program, K-3
Elisa Hanley
564-5279x4406
 
Safety Administrator
Richard Owen
564-8137x4324
 
Safety Core Curriculum
John Wyatt
564-5279x4421
 
Saturday Learning Program, Extended School Services
April Pieper
564-4970x4519
 
School Activity Fund
Steve Lyles
564-3930x4416
 
School Banks
Betty Montgomery
564-4286x4220
 
School-Based Decision Making
Ashlie Cox
564-3791x4014
 
School-Based Enterprises
Betty Montgomery
564-4286x4220
 
School-Based Health Services Program-Medicaid
Becky Stoddard
564-1979x4323
 
School Breakfast Program
Valerie Crouch
564-5625x4912
 
School Bus Accident Investigations
Elisa Hanley
564-5279x4406
 
School Bus Accident Reports
Elisa Hanley
564-5279x4406
 
School Bus Driver Status and Update Training
John Wyatt
564-5279x4421
 
School Bus Inventory and Regulation
Dave Mangum
564-5279x4422
 
School Calendar
Cheri Meadows
564-5279x4451
 
School Council Training
Ashlie Cox
564-3791x4014
 
School Councils
Ashlie Cox
564-3791x4014
 
School Counseling Services
James-Etta Goodloe
564-4970x4125
 
School Facilities Construction Commission
Kristi Culpepper, Executive Director
564-5582
 
School Lunch Program
Valerie Crouch
564-5625x4912
 
School Numbers
Rodney Bennett
564-4326x4449
 
School Nurse Consultant
Karen Erwin
564-5279x4457
 
School Nutrition Programs
Valerie Crouch
564-5625x4912
 
School Psychological and Psychometric Services
Vacant
564-4970
 
School Readiness
Sally Shepherd
564-7056x4716
 
School Report Card
Jennifer Stafford
564-4394x4714
 
School Safety Compliance
Victoria Fields
564-4772x4015
 
School Safety/Violence
Handled by Center for School Safety (EKU)
(859) 622-2898
 
Schoolwide Programs - Title I
Jason Radford
564-3791x4038
 
Science
Christine Duke x4143/Rae McEntyre x4104 
564-2106
  
Skills Standards and Assessments
Sherri Craig
564-4286x4226
 
Skills USA
Larry Johnson
564-4286x4240
 
Small, Rural School Achievement Program
Vickie Fosbender
564-3791x4026
 
Social Media
Stephanie Siria
564-2000x4614
 
Social Studies
Jennifer Fraker
564-2106x4106
 
Solicitations, Requests for Proposals
Charles Harman
564-2351x4326
 
Special Populations, Career and Technical Education
Debbie Seider
564-4286x4231
 
Speech/Language Impairments
Tristan Parson
564-4970x4102
 
STARS for KIDS NOW Quality Rating System
Handled by Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
782-0200
 
State Advisory Panel, Exceptional Children
Joe McCowan
564-4970x4121 
 
State Assessment (K-PREP)
Jennifer Stafford
564-4394x4714
 
State Board of Education
Mary Ann Miller
564-3141x4840
 
State Grants
Teri Mason
564-1979x4344
 
State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)
Sammie Lambert
564-4970x4527
 
State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
Veronica Sullivan x4414/Amanda Waldroup x4506
564-4970
 
State Testing Assessment Administration
Jennifer Stafford
564-4394x4714
 
State Testing Information and Communications
Rebecca Blessing
564-2000x4604
 
STEM Education
Mindy Curless
564-2106x4127
 
Stockroom Services, KDE
Mike Whittaker
564-4492x4334
 
Strategic Planning
Karen Dodd
564-2102x4700
 
Student Assessment
Jennifer Stafford 
564-4394x4714
 
Student Information System (Exceptional Children)
Joe McCowan
564-4970x4121
Infinite Campus Support
(888) 461-2004
 
Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP)
Jeff Sebulsky
564-2020x2236
 
Student Voice
Joyce Richards
564-1479x4532
 
Substance Abuse Prevention
Victoria Fields 
564-4772x4015
 
Summer Food Service Program
Mike Sullivan
564-5625x4930
 
Summer Learning Program/ESS
April Pieper
564-4970x4519
 
Summer Programming/21st CCLC
Brigette Stacy
564-1473x4072
 
Superintendent Contracts
Chay Ritter
564-3846x4453
 
Superintendent Evaluations
Handled by Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA)
875-3411
 
Superintendent Salary
Chay Ritter
564-3846x4453
 
Superintendent Vacancies
Renee Scott
564-1479x4529

Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK)
Chay Ritter 
564-3846x4453​
 
Tax Rates, Local School Districts
Chay Ritter
564-3846x4453
 
Teacher of the Year Program
Donna Melton
564-1473x4061
 
Teacher of the Year Program/Special Education
Stephanie Sterling
564-4970x4126
 
Teacher Salary Schedule
Chay Ritter
564-3846x4453
 
Teacher Tribunals
Kevin C. Brown x4814/Tina Drury x4811
564-4474
 
Technical Education Data System (TEDS)
Claude Christian
564-4286x4207
 
Technology, Procurement Procedures, Hardware/Software
Jessica Abbott
564-2020x2448
 
Technology Resource Teachers (TRT)
Jeff Sebulsky
564-2020x2236
 
Technology Standards for Teachers and Administrators
David Couch
564-2020x2229
 
Technology Student Association (TSA)
Vacant 
564-4286
  
Teenage Pregnancy Prevention
Stephanie Bunge
564-2106x4543
 
Telephone Services, KDE
Scott Craig x4305/Kyra Vermillion x4342
564-8137
 
TELL Kentucky Survey
Amy Jacobs 
564-1479x4518
 
Test Development
Roger Ervin
564-2256x4719
 
Testing Violations
Chase Bannister x4803/Patsy Kenner x4809
564-4474
 
Textbooks/Instructional Materials and Resources
Kathy Mansfield
564-2106x4500
 
Title I, Improving the Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Children
Jason Radford
564-3791x4038
 
Title II, Teacher and Principal Quality
Jennifer Baker
564-1479x4501
 
Title III
Gary Martin
564-4970x4157
 
Title IV, Safe and Drug Free Schools
Victoria Fields
564-4772x4015
 
Title VI, Civil Rights
Angela Smith
564-3716x4313
 
Title IX, Gender Equity
Angela Smith
564-3716x4313
 
Transferability
Becky Stoddard
564-1979x4323
 
Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
Yayo Radder
564-4970x4108
 
Transitional Courses/Transitional Interventions
Jarrod Slone
564-4970x4117
 
Traumatic Brain Injury
Laura McCullough x4113/Yayo Radder x4108
564-4970
 
Travel, KDE
Aaron Cox x4301 (In-State)
Sara Martin x4332 (Out-of-State)
564-2351
 
Troops to Teachers Program
Handled by Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) 
564-4606
 
Truancy
Cheri Meadows
564-5279x4451
  
Unite to Serve
Reeca Carver
564-4286x4223
 
United States Senate Youth
Donna Melton
564-1473x4061
 
Universal Design for Learning
Jennifer Pusateri
564-4970x4116
 
Very Special Arts Kentucky
Delaire Row
(270) 904-7019
 
Video/Webcasting
Andy Liaupsin
564-2020x2447

Virus Protection for Schools and Districts
KETS Help Desk
(866) 538-7435
ketshelp@education.ky.gov​
Visual Impairment
Kristen Hammond
897-1583
 
Vocational Transportation Reimbursement
Debra Vaughan
564-5279x4450
 
Voice Mail, KDE
Scott Craig x4305/Kyra Vermillion x4342
564-8137
 
Waivers for Exceptional Children Programs
Robin Linton
564-4970x4148
 
Waivers for Extended School Services Programs
Pam Wininger
564-4970x4509
 
Work-Based Learning
Leslie Slaughter
564-4286x4218
 
World Languages
Alfonso De Torres Nunez
564-2106x4134
 
Writing Program
Veda McClain
564-2106x4522
 
Melissa Terrell
Office of Guiding Support Services/General Counsel
Division of Communications
500 Mero Street, 6th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2000
Fax (502) 564-3049