KORE was founded in 2003 by a small group of parents wishing to obtain a quality education for their children with various learning styles. Recognizing that their children’s needs were not being met in the traditional classroom, these parents realized they would have to create the alternative their children needed. Thus KORE (Kids Obtaining Real Education) Academy was born. KORE is currently housed within Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky.
KORE Academy Mission
KORE Academy exists to help students who face challenges in the traditional classroom due to various learning differences, including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, ADHD, processing disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.
KORE Academy Philosophy
We believe every individual should feel accepted, valued, and safe in school. KORE strives to provide an inclusive community that consciously evolves to meet the changing needs of its students.
Through recognition and support, our school provides meaningful involvement beyond the idea of physical presence and attendance. Our basic values and belief system promote full participation, achievement, belonging, and interaction.
Our goal is to enhance every member of our student body’s well-being and provide opportunities for a rich future for each of our students.
Board of Directors
KORE Academy is supported and directed by a Board of Directors comprised of past and present KORE Academy parents, grandparents, community leaders and the KORE Academy Director (ex-officio). The Board makes decisions that affect the operation and goals of the school. Meetings are held regularly and are open to the public.
Current Board Members:
- Andrea Leslie, President
- Joseph Svec, Vice President
- Debbie Masters, Treasurer
- Bonnie Watkins, Secretary
- Rizwan Ali, MD
- Jamie Cheak
- Jonathon Keefe
- Tim Martin
- Troy Wilkerson
- Amanda Shepherd, Interim Director