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Commissioner of Education

Rhonda L. Sims

Published: 10/20/2021 2:18 PM

Rhonda L. Sims is associate commissioner in the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA). She first joined KDE in August 1994 as a social studies consultant in the assessment development area. 

Sims is a native of Casey County. She went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in history and political science with a teaching certification in grades 1-12 from Campbellsville University. She later earned a master’s degree in public administration from Western Kentucky University and her Rank 1 certification from EKU.

Prior to joining KDE, Sims was a high school social studies teacher at Model Laboratory School, President of the Kentucky Council for Social Studies, and Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). In July 2010, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators presented her with the William T. Nallia Educational Leadership Award for her significant contribution to the quality of public education in Kentucky.

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​Rhonda L. Sims

Associate Commissioner
Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA)


​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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