Transforming Schools in Kentucky

Kentucky education leaders are working together to drive positive change, foster continuous improvement, and shape a brighter future for all students.

K12 schools and districts collaborate closely with Studer Education to drive continuous improvement, boost student outcomes, and shape the future of education. Through our dedicated support, we empower educators to enact positive change, resulting in transformative success stories across Kentucky and beyond. Explore the strategies, innovations, and tangible outcomes achieved through our collaborative efforts with dedicated educators.

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Our Impact

“Studer Education has been instrumental in helping us with our two-way communication structures. Trust between our administration and employees was a big priority when we first began. I just finished rounding for the third straight year with every school and employee group. By far, this was the most positive of all. The overall culture in our school district is positive because of rounding. I heard so many comments about us communicating the ‘why’ of the decisions.”
Mark Martin, Superintendent • Meade County Schools, KY.


“I also must give a big shout-out to our Studer Coach with her work/support of developing our strategic plan! We have done great work, and our data shows it!”
Dr. Jason Radford, Superintendent • Oldham County Schools, KY.


“We had to become more intentional with the work that we’re doing. And that’s really benefited us in our partnership with Studer Ed because that becomes an accountability partner for us. We get caught up in the day-to-day challenges. That needle moves very quickly. So we also speak a lot about having an accountability partner to ensure that we can remain focused on our work.”
Rob Clayton, Superintendent • Warren County Public Schools, KY.


“I was first introduced to Studer Education in a large group of school principals with a focus on the processes and importance of effective and impactful communication with the people that work at our schools. As our work with Studer has continued into a second year, I have benefited and grown from the leadership learning that has been provided to me from our Studer Education partnership. Our work with Studer has helped me to become a better leader and our school a better place for adults and students! ”
Bob Dych, Principal • Apollo High School, KY.

Consult with Our Solutions Experts in Kentucky

MaryEllen Crummet

MaryEllen Crummet
Partner Development Associate

Victoria Tovig

Victoria Tovig
Manager of Partner Development

Hear Stories of Kentucky Excellence

The Accelerate Your Performance podcast shares stories of excellent organizations, ground-breaking leaders, and the practices behind their success. These episodes focus on our partners that use tactical actions to improve workplace culture and their organizational effectiveness.

Dr. Deanna Ashby, Senior Director of Coaching at Studer Education, highlights the benefits of customized rounding in three Kentucky partner districts: Graves County, Oldham County, and Meade County Schools. These tailored rounding practices have led to notable enhancements in connection building, feedback provision, and addressing employee needs. This approach proves vital in fostering a motivated and dedicated workforce.

Superintendent Rob Clayton of Warren County Public Schools discusses accountability, leadership consistency, and the transformative power of intentional communication. He also discusses how he builds strong relationships and achieves positive outcomes using the core values of being respectful, ethical, professional, and nurturing to establish consistency in district leadership practices.

Teresa “Terrie” Morgan, Superintendent of Hardin County Schools and Kentucky Association of School Administrators Superintendent of the Year 2024, discusses her involvement with Girls, Inc. This initiative inspires the future of young students and serves as a connection to possible career paths. Terrie and Janet discuss why the school board supports an initiative like Girls Inc. and the lasting change they hope will take place due to the program.

During a What’s Right in Education conference, Mark Martin, Superintendent of Meade County Schools in Kentucky, shared insights on strategic planning and progress monitoring, stressing the importance of intentional pauses and reflections for assessing progress and maintaining momentum toward long-term goals. His emphasis on these practices, alongside data-driven reflections and transparent communication, guides education leaders toward sustained success and impactful outcomes. As school districts aspire for excellence, adopting these strategies proves instrumental in their journey from good to great.

System-wide Education Improvement

With solutions to support excellence from the district office to the classroom, Studer Education meets you where you are and helps you get where you want to go.

Organizational Excellence Coaching​

Apply a systems improvement approach to achieve at the highest levels. Coach leaders to focus on people, strategy, execution, culture, and results.​

Strategic Planning

Develop an aligned strategic direction and implement systems and processes that empower people to execute on strategy.

Leading School Improvement

Turn around under-performing schools or take consistent schools to the next level with proven leadership strategies.

Leading Classroom Improvement

Integrate improvement practices in classrooms to engage teachers, students, and parents in student learning.​

Feedback Surveys & Results

Use data and input from stakeholders to develop solve big challenges with the support and alignment. ​

Nine Principles Academy

Provide just-in-time, research-based tools and training to scale effective leadership and instructional practices for school and classroom leaders.​

Accomplish results by tackling big challenges

  • Align Teams on a Shared Strategic Direction​
  • Establish Systems and Processes that Accelerate Results​
  • Engage Your Community, Families, and Board Members as Partners in Achieving Outcomes
  • Implement Continuous Improvement Initiatives at Scale​
  • Transform Workplace Culture​
  • Develop All Leaders and Empower them to Solve Problems​

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Join us on this empowering journey as we celebrate achievements, share best practices, and inspire a new era of educational excellence across the Bluegrass state.

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