E.g., Monday, August 10, 2020
E.g., Monday, August 10, 2020

Award is highest national recognition that STEM teachers can receive

August 6, 2020 – Two Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) teachers have received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Torri Martin, who currently chairs the Math Department at the Brown School, received the award for math, and Keri Meador, a science teacher at Central High School Magnet Career Academy, received the science award.

Goal is to ‘ensure every child who needs a computer has access to one’

August 5, 2020 – Parents and guardians of Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) students who need a computer or Wi-Fi hotspot for the upcoming school year can request one through a new webpage that also includes important information about the first day of school, JCPS officials announced today.

Up-to-date email and phone numbers ensure families receive important information

July 29, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is urging families to verify that their contact information is up-to-date, and that they are registered to receive text messages from JCPS as the district prepares for the start of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). 

Students designed, built robot to 'Examine. Expand. Extend'

One by one, the young scientists dropped a colored ball into the robot they had designed and built.  The device, dubbed "B3," or beta balloon bot, examined it, selected a balloon of the same color, blew it up, and offered the inflated balloon to a bystander.

Examine. Expand. Extend. The invention was a success, just as they had planned.

Veteran JCPS educator has served as a teacher, counselor and assistant principal at elementary, middle schools

Dr. Jimica Howard has been named the new principal of Shelby Traditional Academy.

Dr. Howard is a 17-year veteran of Jefferson County Public Schools, having served as a teacher, counselor and assistant principal in both elementary and middle schools.

Background as educator, athletic director gives him experience to 'ensure individual student success'

Marlon Miller has been named the new principal of Martin Luther King Elementary School.

An educator for nearly 20 years, Miller has served as a teacher, athletic director and an assistant principal across elementary and secondary schools in Jefferson County Public Schools. 

Educator sees the opportunity to make 'the greatest positive impact on students and families' in Title 1 schools

Mike Losey has been named the new principal of Atkinson Academy.

An educator for 11 years in both Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and in Indiana, Losey most recently served as assistant principal at McFerran Preparatory Academy. Throughout his career, he has also served as an elementary school principal, goal clarity coach, and teacher for grades 1 and 2, and said his passion has been working in Title 1 buildings. 

Walker started her career in JCPS and has worked at several schools in the district.

Erika Walker has been named the new principal of Audubon Traditional Elementary School. Walker has nearly 20 years of experience as an educator, all within Jefferson County Public Schools.  Most recently, she served as principal of Minors Lane Elementary, a position she held since 2017. 

“I’m excited to join Audubon as its new principal,” she said, “and build on the strong tradition of high quality, rigorous instruction for which the school is known.”

Students will start 2020-21 school year in more robust NTI

July 21, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) will begin the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with all students receiving lessons through online Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI), under an amended calendar and school plan approved tonight by the Jefferson County Board of Education.

Recipients will go on to compete for 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

July 17, 2020 – Three teachers from Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have been selected for 2021 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced this week.  The three are among 24 teachers throughout the state who were awarded the distinction; they will go on to compete for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in October.

Award recipients are: