Executive Director

Beverly Henderson will be serving as our Interim Executive Director while the school board searches for a new Executive Director. She became our director in 2016 and will be retiring later this year.

Directors of Instruction


Amanda Shepherd is entering her fourth year as a member of the KORE Academy staff.

She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education from Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky. Mrs. Shepherd has National Board Certification in Literacy: Reading Language Arts for Early & Middle Childhood, and is also certified in Reading Recovery, an intensive research-based program for students with reading difficulties.

Following her son’s diagnosis of autism in 2014, Mrs. Shepherd went on to pursue additional certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Amanda and her husband Scott reside in Lexington with their two children Brayden and Grace. She is an avid runner with a deep passion for meeting the individual needs of students with learning differences.

Middle School

Andi Gutteridge has been a middle school teacher at KORE for the last eight years and a member of the administrative team for the last three. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Middle School Education – English and Social Studies from the University of Kentucky and her Master’s degree in Special Education – Learning/Behavior Disorders from Asbury University.

In addition to her teaching and administrative duties, Andi sponsors the Tech Club and LEGO Club after school. She and her husband, Tony, have three sons, one daughter-in-law, two cats, and lots of LEGOs.

High School

We are in the process of hiring a Director of Instruction for high school.