Interim Director/Elementary Director of Instruction

Amanda Shepherd is entering her fifth 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 Director of Instruction

Andi Gutteridge has been a middle school teacher at KORE for the last nine years and a member of the administrative team for the last four. 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 Director of Instruction