Diversity

Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching - KAET

Published: 2/27/2019 10:45 AM

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has identified four priorities in its strategic plan: equity, achievement, collaboration and integrity. Providing all students with equitable access to effective, experienced and diverse educators is key to their achievement and success as members of a global society. Recruitment, development and retention of an effective, diverse and culturally competent educator workforce is an urgent goal for the success of each Kentucky student, educator, school/district and community.

The Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching (KAET) is designed to identify and prepare a pool of highly effective, experienced, and diverse educators poised to transition into the teaching profession in Kentucky’s public schools. KAET participants going through initial certification receive financial support and training as they are supported and mentored by experienced and effective educators. The program is a state funded effort supported by KRS 161.165 and KRS 161.167 to encourage and support a diverse applicant pool of persons entering the Kentucky teaching profession.

The deadline to apply for the Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching renewable loan forgiveness program is February 20, 2019.


Heather Hackney 

Division of Educator Preparation, Assessment and Internship

Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness 

Kentucky Department of Education

Sower Complex, 5NE 33

300 Sower Blvd.

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-5789, ext. 4003 | Fax (502) 564-8149

Email: Heather.Hackney@education.ky.gov


  • Normal Font Size