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Commissioner of Education

Kelly Foster

Published: 12/6/2021 9:41 AM

Kelly Foster was named associate commissioner in the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Office of Continuous Improvement and Support (OCIS) in 2013. She first joined KDE as a Highly Skilled Educator and Education Recovery Leader in 2009.

Foster earned a bachelor’s degree in English education in 1996 and a master’s degree in education in 1998 from Eastern Kentucky University. She received a master’s degree in school administration in 1999 and a doctorate in education in 2013 from Morehead State University. Foster is a co-author of the book Without Trumpets: Continuous Educational Improvement, Journey to Sustainability.”

Foster is from Mount Sterling. Prior to joining KDE, she served as a teacher, principal, and instructional supervisor.

Kelly Foster

​Kelly Foster

Associate Commissioner 
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support (OCIS)


​Elizabeth Hack
Executive Secretary/Scheduler
Office of the Commissioner of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3141
Fax (502) 564-5680


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