Members

Kentucky Board of Education Members

Published: 3/4/2019 11:38 AM

 ​​​​This page contains a short description about the Kentucky Board of Education, along with their terms of service, contact information, bios of members and brochure (links at the bottom of the page).

    The Kentucky Board of Education has 12 members.  The governor appoints 11 voting members, seven representing the Supreme Court districts and four representing the state at large. 

    The additional member, the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, serves as a non-voting member.

    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. 

    The chair is Hal Heiner of Louisville and vice chair is Milton Seymore of Louisville.
     
    The members are:

     

    Laura Timberlake
    Term Expires 4/14/2022
    Supreme Court District 7


    Ben L. Cundiff
    Term Expires 4/14/2022
    Supreme Court District 1


    Richard F. Gimmel
    Term Expires 4/14/2020
    At Large Member


    Tracey Cusick
    Term Expires 4/14/2022
    Supreme Court District 6


    Gary W. Houchens
    Term Expires 4/14/2022
    Supreme Court District 2


    Alesa G. Johnson
    Term Expires 4/14/2022
    Supreme Court District 3


    Aaron Thompson, Council on Postsecondary Education President (Ex Officio)


    Amanda Stamper
    Term Expires 4/14/2020
    At Large Member


    Kathy Gornik
    Term Expires 4/14/2022
    Supreme Court District 5


    Milton C. Seymore, Vice Chair
    Term Expires 4/14/2020
    At Large Member


    Hal Heiner, Chair
    Term Expires 4/14/2022
    Supreme Court District 4


    Joe Papalia
    Term Expires 4/14/2020
    At Large Member


    Board Contact: Carrie Rogers, Interim Executive Director to the Board
    Phone: (502) 564-3141, ext. 4840
    Email: carrie.rogers@education.ky.gov

     

    Board Members Contact Information (February 2019) 


Joette Fields
Office of the Commissioner of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3141 
Fax (502) 564-5680
joette.fields@education.ky.gov
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