About Us


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 high functioning autism spectrum disorders.

KORE Academy Philosophy

Every student deserves a safe environment in which to learn.

Multisensory teaching addresses differences in student’s learning styles.

Expectations are individualized; in order to be fair, students must be treated differently.

The KORE Ten

    • Structured, individualized program
    • Individual Education Plans
    • Small Classes
    • Grade level and ability grouping
    • Multisensory instruction
    • Respect for a variety of learning styles
    • Emphasis on basics
    • Phonics-based reading instruction
    • High standards for behavior
    • Supportive, nurturing environment

Board of Directors

KORE Academy is supported and directed by a 7-member 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:

  • Rizwan Ali, MD, President
  • Debbie Masters, Treasurer
  • Bonnie Watkins, Secretary
  • Beverly Henderson, KORE Academy Director
  • Mike Carter
  • Jennifer Franco
  • Audrey Raiche