Lewis County Central Elementary

Staff List

Cassie Abbott
Cassie Abbott
6th Grade Math Teacher
Racheal Applegate
Racheal Applegate
FRC Clerical Assistant
Tammy Armstrong
Tammy Armstrong
School Food Service
Adam Bass
Adam Bass
5th Grade Math Teacher/Central Basketball Coach
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
Natasha Cole
Natasha Cole
3rd 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 3rd 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
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
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
1st grade teacher
Hello!  My name is Sara Gullett. I have been teaching at Central Elementary since 2002. I have taught 4th grade and Kindergarten but my heart belongs to my First graders. 

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
Counselor
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
 I attended Central Elementary as a student (K-5) and I am now teaching at my Alma Mater! I have been teaching at Central since 2018. My husband’s name is Michael and we have a huge German Shepherd named Scout. I love to teach all subjects!! 
Donna Jamison
Donna Jamison
Paraeducator
Le Ann Kamer
Le Ann Kamer
Paraeducator
Sheina Kegley
Sheina Kegley
5th grade 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
Brenda Lykins
Brenda Lykins
Paraeducator

My name is Brenda Lykins.  I am a Pre-School Para-Educator at Lewis County Central Elementary, I work in the classroom with  Mrs. Kristy Kennedy.   I began working for the Lewis County  School Board in 2001. I live inVanceburg with myhusband, Don Lykins and we have three sons, Shane, Shannon and Monte Lykins.  We also have three beautiful granddaughters; Page, Keagan and Scarlett.  My family is the best!!  I wanted to work in Pre-School because I Love Little Children.  I love teaching them something new and watch their eyes light up when they really get it!!                                                                 

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. 


Claudia McCane
Claudia McCane
School Food Service
Betsy McCoy
Betsy McCoy
School Food Service
Casie Morehouse
Casie Morehouse
6th Grade Reading Teacher

I am the 6th grade reading and language arts teacher. I have taught several subjects but I love reading and hope to share the love of reading with my students. I’ve been teaching 6th grade in Lewis County Schools since the beginning of my career in 2012. I have met so many wonderful students and friends in Lewis County.  I live in Morehead with my husband and three-year-old son. In my free time, I love to enjoy the outdoors with my family and our pets. 

Casie R. Morehouse
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. 

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
Certified Deaf 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
Shauna Spencer
Shauna Spencer
Occupational Therapy
Dalton Stamm
Dalton Stamm
6th Grade 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
3rd Grade Teacher
Hi! My name is Kala Switzer and I have been teaching since 2006. I have taught the entire time at Central Elementary in grades
K-3rd grade.
I live here in Lewis County with my husband and two children, Grace and Jameson. I enjoy spending time with my family, taking vacations and watching my kids play sports.  
Marcia Thomas
Marcia Thomas
2nd Grade Teacher
Hi my name is Marcia Thomas. I started teaching in 1994, I have taught all grades K-5th, but my favorite is definitely my 2nd graders!! 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
Mary Catherine Watson
Mary Catherine Watson
4th Grade Teacher

I am originally from the Washington, DC area but went to college at Asbury University in Wilmore and instantly fell in love with Kentucky. I have been teaching 8 years in Lexington, southern Georgia, and Mason County. I am so excited to be joining the Lewis County family this year teaching fourth grade math at Central! 

We have three kids. Jennifer will be in first grade at Garrison, where my husband teaches. Christopher will be in preschool, and we have a one-year-old named Andrew. As a family we love to travel, especially to see National Parks and Major League Baseball stadiums. Lately we have been creating our own adventures at home doing crafts, science experiments, and nature walks.

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson
Resource Teacher
Shandi Webb
Shandi Webb
4th Grade Reading Teacher

Lewis County Central has been a huge part of my life; first as a student and now as a teacher. I teach 4th grade reading and I'm a self-proclaimed book geek who wants the love of reading to catch on like wildfire! 

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!
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
1st Grade Teacher

My name is Bobbie Jo, started teaching at Central in 2008. I received my bachelors from Morehead State University and my master's degree from University of Cumberlands.  I taught 3rd grade and 5th before teaching 1st grade. I have taught 1st grade for 7 years and absolutely LOVE it! We work super hard, but it is so rewarding. 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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