Executive Director

After a thorough and extensive search, the Board of Directors has selected our new Executive Director (ED). It is our pleasure to inform you all that Vicki Crowe will be joining our KORE Academy Family as our new ED.

Vicki comes to us from College Corner, Indiana and now resides in Winchester, Kentucky. She studied social work and earned her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University, holds a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Saint Francis and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Dakota. Vicki brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are excited about Vicki’s energy, enthusiasm, and abilities to our school.

Vicki will be taking up her official duties as Executive Director full time in the office on August 1. In the meantime, she will be working remotely from Winchester Monday through Wednesday and in the office on campus on Thursday and Friday.

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

Libby Lloyd has been a member of the KORE staff going on three years and on the administrative team the latter of those. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education with a specialty in science and social studies from Finlandia University in Hancock, MI. From there she completed her Master’s degree in Special Education with a focus in Autism from Wayland Baptist University.

In addition to her teaching and administration duties at KORE, she is actively working on social clubs through games and exercise. She and her husband, Tyler, have a son, Mason, and a daughter, Findlay, both of whom attend KORE. She is an avid animal lover with 5 cats and 6 dogs of her own, and many other fosters