Message from Dr. Cox-Cruey, Superintendent
I am honored to be the Superintendent of the fifth largest school district in Kentucky. Our mission in the Kenton County School District is to ensure that every student is prepared for the global work market. As a System focused on providing Excellence in Instruction, and Student and Business Engagement, we are leading the region in initiatives designed to ensure that all students graduate prepared for college or a career. This year we are launching the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology (KCAIT), a program designed to ensure 100% of students participating are college and career ready.
The Kenton County School District has set high expectations for our students. The Common Core Academic Standards are a set of standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening and mathematics. The new standards, which have been adopted by most states across the United States, focus on mastery of content at a particular grade level and include very little repetition of content from one year to the next. The district will also begin the 2nd year of implementation with the Spring Board curriculum, focusing on refinement and enhanced instructional planning and support. Advanced training held in June was presented by district staff that serve on National Advisory Boards.
The innovative Professional Practices Rubric (PPR) lends further support and focus to our instructional staff throughout the school year. Furthermore, our district team will continue to support the work of teachers throughout the year, within the classroom, through a continuation grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In fact, the Literacy and Math Design Collaborative (LDC and MDC) work will expand and grow in both middle and high schools. Additionally, the partnership with Fidelity Investments will expand from long term investment training in two pilot schools, to full implementation in all four middle schools beginning the 2012-13 school year.
This school district is committed to providing quality instruction, active student engagement and developing and maintaining strong relationships with our parents and business partners. You have selected an excellent school district for your child’s education and I look forward to our partnership preparing these students for their productive futures.
Terri Cox-Cruey, Ed.D.