Lewis County Central Elementary

Staff List

Breanna Applegate
Breanna Applegate
Paraeducator
Racheal Applegate
Racheal Applegate
FRC Clerical Assistant
Tammy Armstrong
Tammy Armstrong
School Food Service
Adam Bass
Adam Bass
5th Grade Math Teacher
 My name is AJ Bass.  I have been teaching at Central Elementary since 2014.  
I teach 5th grade math and I coach basketball.  I have a wonderful wife named Rachael and 2 boys named Jax and Owen. 
I am looking forward to another great school year!  Go Lions!
Trina Blevins
Trina Blevins
Paraeducator
Kim Bloomfield
Kim Bloomfield
Paraeducator
Eddie Bryant
Eddie Bryant
Custodian
Leanne Bryant
Leanne Bryant
Secretary/Bookkeeper
Britt Bush
Britt Bush
6th Grade Math Teacher
My name is Britt Bush. I started teaching in 2008 but just transferred to Lewis County. I am a 1999 graduate of Greenup County High School and I have three degrees from Morehead State University. I live in Greenup Co. with my beautiful wife Caren and my two daughters Ella and Audrey. We live on a farm and raise hay, cattle, horses and sheep. I am the Eastern Kentucky regional coordinator for Scholastic 3D archery and coach several different disciplines of the sport. I am excited for this school year and feel blessed to be a Lion!
Natasha Cole
Natasha Cole
1st Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Natasha Cole and I’ve been teaching at LCCE since 2003.  I've had the opportunity to teach K-3rd grade. I currently teach 1st grade.  I actually attended Central as a student myself!

My husband Marty and I reside in Lewis County and we have two children, Emily and Ayden. I enjoy spending time with family, traveling and watching our kids play sports. 


Rhonda Cooper
Rhonda Cooper
Paraeducator/library
Marymargaret David
Marymargaret David
Kindergarten Teacher

Hello! My name is Marymargret David. I graduated from Morehead State University in 2017, then joined AmeriCorps for a year. I have been teaching since 2018 and started at Central in 2019. I’m married to Andrew David and we have a beautiful baby girl named Addison. When I’m not at the school you can find me at home watching cartoons with my babygirl, cleaning, or playing with my 3 dogs. Can’t wait for another great year! 

Shauna Duff
Shauna Duff
Attendance Clerk
De Ann Esham
De Ann Esham
Resource Teacher
 

Hi, my name is De Ann Esham.  

I am excited to complete my first full year at Lewis County Central Elementary.  

I have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.  I am so happy to be here at Central.

Glenna Fetters
Glenna Fetters
2nd Grade Teacher

I have been teaching at LCCE since 2013.  I have 2 boys and my husband Tom.  We have been married since 1991.  I love camping and fishing.

Pauletta Flannery
Pauletta Flannery
Resource Teacher

I live where I can garden herbs, flowers and vegetables.  I play outside with my 2 rescue dogs, Rocky, a Labrador retriever and Roxanne, a Doberman Lab mix. I love to travel to new places. Sitting in the swing on my big porch reading is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy Mystery Thrillers. My favorite reading subject is cookbooks from all over the world.  I have one young adult son who is my pride and joy.  My mission in life is to help people enjoy what reading can bring to them, whether it is thru teaching or just sharing what I have read or experienced.

Karen Flannigan
Karen Flannigan
Paraeducator
Glenda Gayheart
Glenda Gayheart
Pre-School Teacher
Hi, I’m Glenda Gayheart. This is my 23rd year teaching preschool. The first year I taught preschool was at Tollesboro Elem. I then transferred to LCCE where I have been since then. 
I live in Garrison, KY and have been married to Eddie for 27 years. I have 3 children, Emily, Blake and Nick. All three of my children attended schools in Lewis County. My oldest Emily is a Nurse Practioner at Maysville. She has 3 children Noah 15, Grant 10 and Ellie 5. My middle child is Blake. He works at Marathon in Cattletsburg. He is married to Sarah and they have one child Hadley age 6. My youngest child is Nick. He is married to Megan. They have a son Brennan age 6 and are expecting another child in May 2022. My family is my life. I love them all dearly. 
In my spare time I love spending time at my pool, in the sun. I love summer. It’s my most favorite time of year. I also like to read and watch Netflix J.
Teaching preschool is both rewarding and challenging.
Barb Gilbert
Barb Gilbert
Paraeducator
Amanda Ginn
Amanda Ginn
Resource Teacher
Alisha Gray
Alisha Gray
Kindergarten Teacher

Welcome to Kindergarten!  I am Alisha Gray.  I have been a kindergarten teacher for 13 years and have taught here at LCCE for 6 years.  Kindergarten is definitely a year of growth and change, but we have lots of fun!  

I am married to Brad Gray and we have 2 children, Dalton and Emily.  In my spare time, I love to bake and decorate lots of sweet treats! 

Teresa Griffitt
Teresa Griffitt
2nd Grade Teacher
Sara Gullett
Sara Gullett
3rd Grade Teacher
 Hello!  My name is Sara Gullett. I have been teaching at Central Elementary since 2002.
 I am from Greenup County where I live with my husband Daniel and our two boys Jackson and Gage. We love watching our boys play sports and I am a huge UK fan! Go Lions!

 
Connie Hall
Connie Hall
Head Cook
Juanita Hall
Juanita Hall
4th Grade Science Teacher
Tonya Handy
Tonya Handy
Intervention Teacher
Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris
Speech Therapy
Ada Helton
Ada Helton
3rd Grade Teacher

Hi, my name is Ada Helton. I have been teaching at Central Elementary since 2017. I have taught first grade for three years and now I teach third grade! 

I am married to my wonderful husband Joey, we have three boys Tyler, Nathan, and Jayce. I look forward to this upcoming school year! 

Stephanie Huddle
Stephanie Huddle
Speech Therapy

Hello, I’m Stephanie Huddle speech therapist for preschool/kindergarten. I graduated from EKU, I’m married to Chris Huddle and we have three children. When I’m not in school I love to travel, watch live Broadway shows and go to soccer games. My favorite destination is Disney! 

Kimmy Hunt
Kimmy Hunt
1st Grade Teacher
Hi, my name is Kimmy Hunt and I’ve been teaching at Central since 2018. I attended Central as a student myself and I love being back at my Alma Mater! This is my 3rd year in First Grade and I love it!! I have a husband named Michael and a big German Shepherd named Scout. We are excited to welcome our baby girl, Evelyn, in the fall of 2021!! I look forward to the school year ahead!
Donna Jamison
Donna Jamison
Paraeducator
Le Ann Kamer
Le Ann Kamer
Paraeducator
Sheina Kegley
Sheina Kegley
5th grade Social Studies Teacher

Hello! My name is Sheina Kegley, and I graduated from Lewis County High School in 1999. After some time in the Army Reserve, I graduated from Morehead State University in 2006 with degrees in elementary education and educational technology. I have been teaching fifth grade at Mason County Intermediate School for fourteen years. This will be my first year teaching at Central where I will teach fifth grade science and social studies.  

My husband and I live in Orangeburg with five cows, three dogs, and our two sons, Brad and Bailey. As a family, we enjoy traveling, camping, and playing games. I also enjoy reading, planning adventures for my family, watching movies, and trying new foods.    

Sarah Kelly
Sarah Kelly
Kindergarten Teacher
Kristy Kennedy
Kristy Kennedy
Pre-School Teacher
Mike Kennedy
Mike Kennedy
Family Resource Coordinator
Renee Kennedy
Renee Kennedy
Paraeducator
Stacy Kidwell
Stacy Kidwell
Principal
Julie Lancaster
Julie Lancaster
Kindergarten Teacher

I earned my BA and MA from Morehead State University in 2003. I have been an educator at Central since 2004 and teach Kindergarten.  Teaching Kindergartners is a blast, and I am truly thankful to teach here in this community.

I have been married to my amazing husband for over 30 years.  We are the proud parents of two adult sons and are expecting our first grandchild!   My favorite activities include spending time with my family, listening to music, and enjoying the beauty of nature.   

Vicki Lee
Vicki Lee
Cafeteria Manager
Whitney Lykins Maddix
Whitney Lykins Maddix
RTI/Behavior Teacher

I was born and raised in Lewis County and happy to say I attended Central as a young girl.  After graduating high school, I left the place I called home and moved to Central Kentucky.  I graduated in 2009 from Eastern Kentucky University and began working that fall in Lexington.  I taught 8 years in Lexington (5th grade, 3rd grade, and Positive Behavior and Intervention Coach).  I moved to Georgetown for a year and was a Special Education teacher for all Elementary grades.  In 2019 I moved back to Lewis Co. and began my teaching career at Central.  I am happy to be home and absolutely love working with the students at Central. 


Lauren Malone
Lauren Malone
6th Grade Reading Teacher
Betsy McCoy
Betsy McCoy
School Food Service
Melinda McGlone
Melinda McGlone
Intervention Teacher
Andrea Parker
Andrea Parker
Resource Teacher

I graduated with my BA from Morehead State in 1999 and I completed my MA in education in 2007. I have been teaching for 21 years and began at Central in 2015. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Lyle since 1999. We have two boys Isaiah and Joshua. 

Stephanie Parson
Stephanie Parson
Paraeducator
Tony Rizzo
Tony Rizzo
5th Grade Reading Teacher

Hi! My name is Tony Rizzo and I have been teaching at Central since 2006. All fourteen of my years have been spent in 3rd-5th grade, primarily teaching reading and writing. I have an amazing wife, Theresa, and three fantastic children, Kelsey, AJ, and Phoenix. I'm excited for the new school year and look forward to working with a new batch of students!

Margie Royal
Margie Royal
Paraeducator
April Ruark
April Ruark
School Food Service
Melissa Ruggles
Melissa Ruggles
School Nurse
Jordyn Scott
Jordyn Scott
American Sign Language Interpreter

My name is Jordyn Scott and I became an American Sign Language Interpreter for the Lewis County School District in February of 2020. In my free time I enjoy improving my American Sign Language/Interpreter skills and taking nature photography. 

Terrence Smith
Terrence Smith
Resource Teacher
Megan Spence
Megan Spence
Counselor
Hello, my name is Megan Spence. I have been in the education system since Jan of 2003.  I started at Central Elementary in 2021 as the Guidance Counselor.  I am excited to start this journey at Central since this is where I attended school.  My husband and I have three children.  We enjoy traveling, camping, and being outdoors.  
Shauna Spencer
Shauna Spencer
Occupational Therapy
Dalton Stamm
Dalton Stamm
6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Hello, my name is Dalton Stamm and I am the 6th grade Social Studies teacher here at Central. I am also the Head Football Coach at Lewis County Middle School. I have lived in Lewis County my whole life and have a very profound love for our county and community. I have 14 years worth of football experience and am in my 3rd year as [email protected] Besides football, I have very deep passions for history, sketching and world culture. I graduated from Morehead State University with my BA in History and a minor in Art History in December of 2019. I also recently started my master’s program through the University of the Cumberland.  I am excited to spread my love of history and the joy of Social Studies with my students and to help them understand how things that came long before us still affect us every day of our lives. 
Go Lions and ROLL PRIDE!
Marcetta Stamm
Marcetta Stamm
Paraeducator
Laura Stone
Laura Stone
Art Teacher

I graduated with my BA from Morehead State University, and earned my MA in art education from the University of Cincinnati. Since 2003, I’ve enjoyed inspiring young minds and teaching each grade level at Central Elementary. Additionally, I earned my Rank I, National Board Certification, and Supervisor of Instruction Certification, along with a Ph.D. in Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands. My passions are traveling, art, and being a lifelong learner with my wonderful husband, who also shares my love of reading and culture. 

Kala Switzer
Kala Switzer
1st Grade Teacher

Hello, my name is Mrs. Switzer. I’m a 1st grade teacher here at LCCE. I completed my college degree at Morehead University and later finished my Master’s degree at Grand Canyon University. This is my sixteenth year at Central Elementary. I really enjoy teaching and watching the little minds of children grow and develop. 

When I am not at school working and preparing material for my class I am spending time with my husband and children. I have two children, Grace and Jameson, both are very active in sports and I enjoy watching them play the sports they love. They keep me pretty busy between running to practices and games but when I do have a few moments I love to spend time reading a good book or planning family vacations. 

Marcia Thomas
Marcia Thomas
4th Grade Math Teacher
Hi my name is Marcia Thomas. I started teaching in 1994, I have taught all grades K-5th.  
I am married to Steven and we have 3 children, Brady, Bailey and Briley. I enjoy reading, spending time with my kids and watching UK! I can't wait for another year at Central. 
Lurie Thoroughman
Lurie Thoroughman
custodian
Melanie Thoroughman
Melanie Thoroughman
custodian
Christal Warren
Christal Warren
Paraeducator
Ariel Watson
Ariel Watson
Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Hello, I am Ariel Watson and I started working at Central during February of 2020. I am a past student of Central and am excited to be working alongside my former teachers and many of my peers. 
I am engaged to my sweetheart of 2 years, Sam Daniel, and am excited to begin planning my wedding! I received my BA from Morehead State in Elementary Education and my certificate to teach the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from EKU. I myself am Hard of Hearing and it is my dream to help others who have hearing loss succeed in life! I am a big Disney fan and love music
Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson
Resource Teacher
Shandi Webb
Shandi Webb
2nd Grade Teacher

Lewis County Central has been a huge part of my life; first as a student and now as a teacher. My career at LCCE has been a journey, having taught 2nd through 5th grades. Each year is a new adventure just waiting to be written. I cant wait to see how this year's story unfolds!

Ashley Willis
Ashley Willis
Physical Education Teacher
I have been teaching at Central Elementary since 2001.  I have one daughter who attends Lewis County High School.  I love love love distance running and I believe that a Little Debbie brownie will fix any problem!!  If you need me I will BE IN THE GYM!
Kayla Workman
Kayla Workman
4th Grade Reading Teacher
Hello! My name is Kayla Workman. I am a 4th grade teacher at Central Elementary. I live in Greenup County with my three beautiful babies Cayden, Alaya, and Ariella. I enjoy spending time with my babies, reading, organizing, and spending time outdoors. I am looking forward to another wonderful school year!
Rhonda Wright
Rhonda Wright
Paraeducator

Hello, I'm Rhonda Wright from Quincy, KY. I have been married to Donald Wright for 43 years, I'm the mother of two amazing daughters, Amanda Dawn Logan and Rebecca Lee Parker. I have the most precious grandchildren, Emma Rae Parker a student at West Carter Middle School and Bridon Gabe Logan, a student at Lewis County Central Elementary.  

Bobbie Jo Yates
Bobbie Jo Yates
3rd Grade Teacher

My name is Bobbie Jo, started teaching at Central in 2008.  

I taught 3rd grade and 5th before teaching 1st grade. I have taught 1st grade for 7 years and absolutely LOVE it, now I will be back to teaching 3rd grade and I'm so excited!!  

I am married to Chris and we have 4 children, Gage, Gracie, Grady and Gattlin.  We live here in Lewis County. Some of my favorite things are spending time with family, going on vacation, reading and watching sports.  

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