The KORE Academy Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Beverly P. Henderson has been appointed as only the second Director in KORE’s 13 year history. Mrs. Henderson will succeed founding Director, Carol Douglas, who informed the KORE Academy Board in 2014 that this would be her last year leading KORE Academy. Mrs. Douglas will be remaining at KORE as a teacher. Mrs. Henderson will begin June 1, 2016 and will work closely with Mrs. Douglas and the Board to ensure a smooth transition. The Board’s unanimous decision to appoint Mrs. Henderson was based on the enthusiastic endorsements of the Search Committee and members of the KORE Academy community.
Mrs. Henderson brings 33 years of experience in teaching and administration, serving in a variety of administrative roles including Director of Special Education and 504 programs for Franklin County Schools (KY), Special Education Administrator to High Schools, Fayette County Public Schools (KY), and in Nelson County as Director of Special Education, 504 Services and Preschool Programs. She is recently retired from Fayette County Public Schools where she served as the Behavior Specialist at P.L. Dunbar High School. Noting that she “flunked retirement”, Mrs. Henderson has been working this year as a Special Education Consultant in FCPS as well as the coordinator of P.L. Dunbar High School’s Night School program.
“I look forward to working with the staff, parents, students and the board to continue the strong reputation of providing quality instruction to students in a way that builds their skills, confidence and excitement for learning,” said Mrs. Henderson.
Mrs. Henderson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education, and a master’s degree in Elementary Education, including a Fifth Year Program in Special Education, from Eastern Kentucky University. She holds a Rank I in Special Education Administration from the University of Kentucky and is certified in K-8 Elementary Education; K-12 TMH Special Education; K-12 LBD Special Education; Gifted and Talented; and Director of Special Education.
The Board feels strongly that Mrs. Henderson’s genuine passion for KORE Academy’s mission and the enthusiasm and energy she has for serving students with learning differences will inspire and lead KORE Academy into the next chapter of our story.
Beverly P. Henderson