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North Carolina native Barry Richburg selected as next principal of Yates Elementary School

A seasoned educator with experience in two of the nation’s top-rated school districts will be the next principal of Yates Elementary School, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk has announced. With the selection of Barry Richburg, a North Carolina native who coincidentally served as principal of Yates Mill Elementary School in Raleigh, all of the leadership openings in the district...

Fayette County Public Schools announces new principals for Bryan Station, Morton Middle School

New principals have been selected for Bryan Station High School and Morton Middle School, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk announced, welcoming one leader from another district and celebrating another on her leadership advancement in FCPS. Named were: • Eric Hale, new principal of Bryan Station High School • Twanjua Jones, new principal of Morton Middle School Each of them...

Autism Awareness Month marked by Yates Elementary students learning that everyone is unique

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward Youngsters at Yates Elementary are learning that everyone is unique and that differences need not divide them. And during Autism Awareness Month, students with special needs have taken the lead to show how classmates all fit together. Jenny Lee, who teaches third, fourth, and fifth-graders, had the idea to transform 1-inch jigsaw puzzle pieces into snazzy lapel...

Education Notes: Woodson junior Walker receives Distinguished Leader Award from LLYP

The Leadership Lexington Youth Program presented its 2017 Distinguished Leader Award to Zion Walker of Carter G. Woodson Academy. He accepted the plaque April 12 at the LLYP graduation luncheon, held at Fasig-Tipton. “This program opened my eyes to all that Lexington and the world have to offer and all that is possible,” Zion said as the eight-month series wrapped up. Class members nominate candidates...

Supplemental Science: UK energy researchers energize an interest in science for students

“We need scientists and engineers. If we can convince one of these kids to go into science, it’s worth it,” said University of Kentucky engineer Jack Groppo, who volunteers with the elementary schools program. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Lab teachers at Yates, Liberty and Russell Cave elementaries have teamed up with scientists from...