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Education, Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted & Talented

Authority: KRS 158.648
Status: Active
Term: 3 years
Chair: Council elects Chair annually from membership.
Description: The Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education is composed of nineteen members appointed by the Governor. The Council makes recommendations regarding the provisions and services for gifted and talented students in Kentucky’s education system.
Composition: 3 ex-officio non-voting members: state consultant for gifted & talented educ. In Dept. of Education, staff person designated by the Exec. Sec. of the Education Professional Standards Board, & staff person designated by Pres. of the Council on Postsecondary Education; 19 voting Members appointed by Governor as follows: 4 shall be teachers within local school districts representing elementary, middle & high school levels (w/ at least 1 full-time teacher of gifted and talented students & 1 full-time teacher who teaches in a regular classroom); 4 shall be parents of students in local school districts (including 2 parents of students identified as gifted and talented & at least 1 who serves or has served on a school council); 3 shall be from postsecondary education institutions (including 1 from an independent college or university); 1 shall be a superintendent of a local school district; 2 shall be principals (including 1 from an elementary or middle school & 1 from a high school); 2 shall be coordinators of gifted and talented programs and services in local school districts; 1 shall be a local board of education member; 1 shall represent the visual and performing arts; and 1 shall be appointed from the private business sector. Members may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: The council meets an average of 5-6 times per year.
Number of Members: 22
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Department of Education Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero Street
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502)564-3141
Fax: (502)564-5680


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Ludmann, Jodi12/18/201412/15/2017Member; teachers representativeBoone
Roberts, Julia Link12/18/201412/15/2017Member; postsecondary education representativeWarren
Sills, Lisa D.12/18/201412/15/2017Member; parents representativeMarshall
Bell, AllisonEx-officio
Wood, AprilEx-officio
Pickerill, LeannEx-officio
Jenkins, Genevieve Campbell12/20/201612/15/2018Member; representing coordinators of gifted and talented programs and servicesRowan
Pleasant, Carla Tipton12/20/201612/15/2018Member; representing visual and performing artsFayette
Percefull, Joe12/20/201612/15/2018Member; representing coordinators of gifted and talented programs and servicesOldham
Thomas, Mark Edward12/20/201612/15/2019Member; representing principalsNelson
Marshall, Michael Edwin12/20/201612/15/2019Member; representing high school teachersScott
Meeks, Janet Leigh12/20/201612/15/2019Member; representing superintendentsBreckinridge
Breedlove, Lynette12/20/201612/15/2019Member; representing parentsWarren
Moss, Jennifer Kilijian12/20/201612/15/2018Member; representing parentsChristian
Thompson, John Taylor12/20/201612/15/2018Member; representing postsecondary education institutionsScott
Lindsey, Angela Montgomery12/20/201612/15/2018Member; representing elementary teachersDaviess
Mofield-Boswell, Sharon Renee12/20/201612/15/2018Member; representing parentsFayette
Patton, Deidra Hyde12/20/201612/15/2018Member; representing teachers of gifted and talented studentsBoyd
Kolb, Troy William12/20/201612/15/2018Member; representing principalsJefferson
Christian, Carol3/2/201712/15/2019MemberFayette
Mackey, Dianne Burns3/2/201712/15/2019MemberDaviess
Daniels, Brandy Carol3/2/201712/15/2019MemberPulaski
Miller, DeAnna11/14/20186/30/2021Member; representing superintendentsFulton
Lawson, Emily Graham11/14/20186/30/2021Member; representing the visual and performing artsMercer

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