Kentucky Board of Education Members

Published: 10/21/2019 4:10 PM

The Kentucky Board of Education has 13 members. The governor appoints 11 voting members, seven representing the Supreme Court districts and four representing the state at large. The additional members, the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, serve as non-voting members. The members serve four-year terms and may be reappointed. At the beginning of each fiscal year, the membership elects the board chair and vice chair.

For questions or concerns for the Kentucky Board of Education, please email Kentucky Board of Education or call (502) 564-3141. To contact a specific board member, please see below for individual email addresses. 

Click here to view the biographies of the Kentucky Board of Education members.

Hal Heiner Picture
 Hal Heiner
Milton Seymore Picture
  Milton C. Seymore
  Vice Chair

  Ben L. Cundiff

Tracey Cusick Picture
 Tracey Cusick

Kathy Gornik Picture
  Kathy Gornik
 Gary W. Houchens
 Alesa G. Johnson

 Joe Papalia
Amanda Stamper Picture
 Amanda Stamper

 Laura Timberlake

Rich Gimmel Picture
 Richard F. Gimmel
Ramsey Derrick Picture
 Derrick Ramsey
 Education and
 Ex Officio Member                              
Aaron Thompson Picture
   Aaron Thompson
   Council on
   Ex Officio Member

Joette Fields
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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