Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fort Thomas Teacher Appointed by Governor To State Education Board

Woodfill Elementary. FTM file. 
Gov. Matt Bevin has announced seven new members to the Education Professional Standards Board, one being Woodfill Elementary's, Casey Gesenhues.

She has been appointed for a term expiring September 2019. Gesenhues is a first grade elementary instructor at Woodfill Elementary School, Fort Thomas Independent Schools.

The board is comprised of 17 members, each serving four-year terms.

“I am excited for the Commonwealth’s future by the willingness of the new board members to serve on the Education Professional Standards Board. Collectively, they possess practical experience as leaders in education, and have a passionate commitment to improving educator preparation – the foundation for our students’ academic success,” said Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner.

The Education Professional Standards Board consists of 14 gubernatorial appointees. The Board establishes the standards and requirements for obtaining and maintaining a teaching certificate within the Commonwealth, and also sets forth the guidelines and standards for the programs that prepare individuals for becoming teachers and professional school personnel.

The other six appointees are:


— Ashley Fishback, LaGrange, has been appointed for term expiring September 2018. Fishback is a high school biomedical science instructor at Shelby County High School.

— Rachel Colyer, Lexington, has been appointed for a term expiring September 2018. Colyer is English/language arts instructor at Royal Springs Middle School, Scott County.

— Rob Akers, Versailles, has been appointed for a term expiring September 2018. Akers is principal at Woodford County High School.

— William Owens, Beattyville, has been appointed for a term expiring September 2018. Owens is a twenty-six (26) year member of the Lee County Board of Education.

— Sarah Burnett, Somerset, has been appointed for a term expiring September 2019. Burnett is an elementary math instructor at Shopville Elementary School in Pulaski County.

— David Graham, Bowling Green, has been appointed for a term expiring September 2019. Graham is band director at Warren Central High School and teaches at Jackson Academy in Warren County.

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