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Community Education

Kelly Wilson


Our Community Education Program is key to connecting our community with our schools as well as providing K-12 support within our schools.  We also strive to emphasize lifelong learning, leadership development and community service.  Our goal is to meet the ever-changing needs of our students, our families and our community.

Curriculum and Instruction

Karen Hammons

District Assessment Coordinator & Instructional Supervisor
606-674-6314 ext. 6604



Exceptional Children























Dr. Michael Melton
Transportation/Facilities/Maintenance Director
Bus Garage:   606-674-2421
Office:  606-674-6314 ext. 6612


Brittany.Combs, Finance Officer
606-674-6314, ext. 6618


Barbara Fawns, Office Manager/Accounts Payable/Insurance Coordinator
606-674-6314, ext. 6608


Christina Nelson, Finance Assistant/Payroll
606-674-6314, ext. 6632







Gifted & Talented

Karen Hammons

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Human Resources

Kelly Wilson


Karen Hammons

PGES Point of Contact







Response to Intervention

A Multi-tiered System of Supports


In an effort to help all struggling students, Congress has added requirements to require schools to provide a research-based process called Response to Intervention (RtI). According to the National Center on Response to Intervention, the goals of RtI are to:

  • Identify students at risk of failure
  • Monitor student progress
  • Provide research-based interventions
  • Make changes to interventions based on student progress
  • Identify students with Learning Disabilities



The use of RtI with all struggling students has the potential of limiting academic failure and increasing

the accuracy of special education evaluations. The use of RtI information may also lead to earlier

identification of students who have disabilities and need special education services.

Response to Intervention (RtI) involves multiple steps including screening and using the results from the

screening to determine specific interventions to meet the needs of entire classrooms or individual

students. The focus is on improving instruction based on student needs. Nothing in the RtI process

prevents teachers or parents from referring a student they suspect may have a disability. RtI must not

delay or deny an evaluation for children with a suspected disability. In Kentucky, RtI is part of the

referral process for all disabilities. In most cases, RtI is completed prior to a referral to ensure the

student has been provided with appropriate learning experiences to meet their unique needs, but in

some cases, it is appropriate and possibly preferable to complete RtI during the evaluation process.

Parent permission is not required during the RtI process since it is available to all students, but school

staff are required to inform parents regarding their child’s progress on interventions provided by the



Emily Barber, Director of Technology/Federal Programs


Dr. Michael Melton
Transportation/Facilities/Maintenance Director
Bus Garage:   606-674-2421
Office:  606-674-6314 ext. 6612