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Executive Office

Education Professional Standards Board
100 Airport Drive, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

(502) 564-4606
(888) 598-7667 - toll free

Staff

Jimmy Adams, Executive Director

John Fields, Deputy Executive Director

Ashley Abshire, Executive Assistant

Lisa Lang, General Counsel

Sherry Brumback

Lauren Graves

Scott Smith, Information Technology Branch Manager

Sai Prasad, Software Developer

Rashi Sivaraman ,

Rich Miller, Project Manager/Business Analyst

Kaylan Sanku - Software Developer

Bradley Rogers - Software Developer

Neeraj Shetty - Software Developer

 

Certification

The Division of Certification is responsible for issuing and renewing certificates for all Kentucky teachers and administrators. Staff works closely with local school districts in the hiring process to ensure a properly credentialed educator in every professional position in Kentucky schools. Staff also works with Kentucky colleges and universities, out-of-state institutions, and national evaluation agencies. The division processes approximately 40,000 certification transactions annually. The division also oversees Kentucky's eight (8) Alternate Routes to Certification, Troops to Teachers, and the Local Educator Assignment Data (LEAD).

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Division of Certification
100 Airport Drive, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

(502) 564-5846
(888) 598-7667 - toll free

Staff

Donna Brockman, Director

Daniel Clark

Norma Andrade

Lisa Baker

Margaret Hockensmith

Crystal Hord

Melinda Penny

Vicky Upchurch

 

Educator Preparation

The Division of Educator Preparation ensures that preparation programs for Kentucky educators meet established standards of quality. It monitors the accreditation process, reviews program and continuous assessment materials, and provides technical assistance for program improvement. It also coordinates the review of university-based alternative route to certification and is responsible for emergency program review. Kentucky is a Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) partner state with a performance-based partnership. Kentucky adopted the CAEP initial standards at the June 2015 board meeting. Currently, 20 of Kentucky’s 28 state-accredited educator preparation programs also are accredited by NCATE; 8 are state-accredited only. EPSB’s strategic plan indicates the expectation for all EPPs to be both state and CAEP accredited at the conclusion of their next accreditation visit. The division also oversees Title II reporting, CAEP Annual reporting, the Kentucky Field Experience Tracking System (KFETS), and the training and payment of Cooperating Teachers.  

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Division of Educator Preparation
100 Airport Drive, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

(502) 564-5789
(888) 598-7667- toll free

Staff

Ben Boggs, Division Director

Allison Bell

Brandon Harrod

Dianna Carr

Cathy Jackson

Eve Proffitt

 

Legal Services

Kentucky Revised Statute 161.028 stipulates that the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) has the authority to suspend or revoke the certificates of educators that engage in misconduct, or impose other conditions that protect the safety of students, and the integrity of the profession. The EPSB is responsible for investigating and prosecuting all cases of educator misconduct. EPSB annually processes more than 300 disciplinary cases and 250 character and fitness cases.

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Ethics/Legal Services
100 Airport Drive, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

(502) 564-4606
(888) 598-7667- toll free

Staff

Cassie Trueblood

Elise Borne

Luke Gilbert

Leah Sharpe

Joeseph Martz

Hannah Satram-Hale

Chelsea Young

Professional Learning & Assessment

The Division of Professional Learning and Assessment supports the mission of the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) by maintaining the array of tests required for teacher and administrator certification, and by overseeing an active research agenda. The division publishes reports and information related to quality in educator preparation and practice. In addition, the division provides research support for the board and cooperates with a variety of external researchers on behalf of the EPSB. The division also oversees the Continuing Education Option (CEO) and Kentucky Teacher and Principal Internship Programs.

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Division of Professional Learning and Assessment
100 Airport Drive, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

(502) 564-5778 - Assessments
(502) 564-5782 - CEO
(502) 564-5384 - National Board
(502) 564-5832 - KTIP
(888) 598-7667- toll free

Staff

Ben Boggs, Division Director

Jennifer Elliot

Sherri Henley

Sharon Salsman

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