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Phone: 606-287-8351, ext. 3500

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. This school year is my fourth as JCMS Principal (and my 18th year in education).


Current & Previous Professional Responsibilities

  • Principal, Jackson County Middle School, McKee, KY
  • Cooperating Teacher, College of Education, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Resource Teacher, Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP)
  • Social Studies Representative/Leader, Southeast-Southcentral Education Cooperative (SESC)
  • Scholarship Recipient, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) & Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, SREB National Conference, Nashville, TN
  • Teacher Facilitator, Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
  • iPad Classroom Grant Recipient, Berea College Externally Sponsored Programs
  • Webmaster, Jackson County Middle School



  • 2016, Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Kentucky
  • 2004, Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle School Social Studies & Language Arts, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
  • 2001, Bachelor of Arts, Majors: History, Political Science, Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Kentucky
  • 1997, Honors Diploma, Jackson County High School, McKee, Kentucky


Professional Certifications

  • 2020, School Superintendent, University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Kentucky
  • 2018, Director of Pupil Personnel (Level 2), Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
  • 2010, Supervisor of Instruction (Level 2), Grades K-12, Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky
  • 2007, Principalship (Level 2), Grades P-12, Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky
  • 2004, Middle School Social Studies (Grades 5-9), Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
  • 2004, Middle School English/Communications (Grades 5-9), Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky


Post Doctoral

  • 2019, Certificate in School Management and Leadership, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts



Kerby, K.B. (2016). The Impact of Kentucky's Professional Growth and Effectiveness System on Student Achievement and Related Professional Educator Perceptions. Williamsburg, KY: University of the Cumberlands.


Previous Work Experience

2007-2017, 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Jackson County Middle School
2005-2007, Arts & Humanities Teacher, Jackson County Middle School
2004-2005, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, J. B. McNabb Middle School, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

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