This page details the mission, vision and job duties of the Educational Recovery Staff assigned to Kentucky's 41 Priority Schools.
To build sustainable systems that will drive a continuous improvement approach to focus on student learning in each of Kentucky’s Priority Schools.
All students in Kentucky are College and Career Ready upon graduation from high school.
Kentucky currently serves 41 Priority Schools. Under NCLB guidelines, these schools were identified as Persistently Low Achieving Schools. The NCLB waiver for Kentucky creates a clearly defined system. It also provides a more focused approach for school improvement in Kentucky that will allow our priority schools to “Persistently Look Ahead” on the road to improving student learning. The schools belong to one of three regions in Kentucky: West, Jefferson, and the East.
All of the Priority Schools in Kentucky belong to a region. The regions are served by a Center for Learning Excellence. The CLE each has an Executive Director and an Educational Recovery Director. Each center is located at one of our state universities. The west region center is located at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Jefferson region center is located at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky is where the CLE for our East region is located. The Executive Directors and the Educational Recovery Directors work collaboratively to support schools in their region by developing partnerships with universities, educational agencies, and external stakeholders. These relationships are fostered by showing partners the documented needs these schools have in order to get them connected with school and district staff.
Priority Schools are supported by providing staffing for each school with an Education Recovery Team. Each team is comprised of an Educational Recovery Leader and two Educational Recovery Specialists who will support school staff with an emphasis on literacy and math. This team will focus their work around a systems approach that supports the mission and vision of the school leader.