Great Training Opportunity: NKCES Hosting an “Orange Frog” Workshop March 25th

Based on the works of Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work and taught in Harvard’s famed happiness course and to companies worldwide, Leading Positive Results™ provides a sustainable approach to enhancing productivity at the individual, team and organization level.

The message is powerful and with so many continued pressures in education the timing of this message is perfect!  The good news:  NKCES is hosting an Orange Frog Workshop on March 25thwith certified trainers Connie Crigger and Mike Wilson.  Since we have regional trainers, we are able to pass on the savings to you, too!  The cost will be $400 and this includes all of your materials. You can check out the materials and other key details at this link:   
Click here to Register

NKCES’s Kim Weber, Professional Coach, Featured in DADD Express, a unit of the Council for Exceptional Children



Article can be found in Publication “Focus on Autism and Other Development Disabilities, Vol 31, Number 1, March 2016”


Professional Learning Opportunity – Physical Education Class


Physical Education Class

Session is designed for Grades P-12 Physical Education Teachers

Date:  March 14, 2016

Time:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Where:  NKCES, Professional Development Room


To provide Physical Education Teachers with a professional learning community where they can collaborate and share resources, knowledge, and skills.

Members:  No Fee     Non-Members:  $25.00

To register click here:  Physical Education Class

Registration now open for 2016 EdCampNKY

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Employment Opportunity – Full-time Preschool Teacher -IECE Certified (Grandview Elementary School)

Full-time Preschool Teacher -IECE Certified (Grandview Elementary School)


1. Holds a valid certificate in accordance with rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
2. Proven ability to work effectively with students
3. Proven ability to communicate effectively with students, parents/guardians and faculty.
4. IECE Certified

REPORTS TO: Principal

Primary Location: Grandview Elementary School

Please visit Bellevue Employment Page for more details on how to apply.

Salary Schedule for this position can be found at Bellevue Salary Schedule

NKCES “Teacher Feature” for February is Heather Haynes from Woodfill Elementary

Congratulations to Ms. Heather Haynes, our Teacher Feature for February. Ms. Haynes is a special education teacher at Woodfill Elementary School in the Ft. Thomas Independent School District. Ms. Haynes’s dedication and “can do” attitude makes her classroom a positive and productive environment for students. More specifically, her use of EBPs for students with moderate to severe disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder are top notch. Ms. Haynes goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her students.

Way to go, Heather!!

ASCA Model Program (RAMP) Awards 5 NKY Schools

Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) Awards recognize schools that are committed to delivering comprehensive, data-driven school counseling programs and exemplary educational environments. The application process for this award from the American School Counselor Association is extensive and is the culmination of years of work establishing effective school counseling practices. RAMP is the highest award given to schools in the area of school counseling.

This year’s awardees include:

Campbell County High School – Campbell County
Cline Elementary – Campbell County
Howell Elementary – Erlanger-Elsmere Independent
Lincoln Elementary – Dayton Independent
Lindeman Elementary – Erlanger-Elsmere Independent

Of the eight schools in Kentucky that have ever achieved this designation, seven are in Northern Kentucky. Two other Northern Kentucky schools that previously achieved this level of recognition are Campbell County Middle School and Tichenor Middle School.

The schools developed their school counseling programs through US Department of Education grants awarded through the collaboration of Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services’ Grants Consortium, Northern Kentucky University, Florida Atlantic University and the Center for School Counseling Outcomes Research and Evaluation.

A hearty congratulations to the counselors and staff of these schools that are working so hard on behalf of their students!

NKCES on the road with Bellevue for Literacy

Literacy coach, Michele Augsback spent this week at a Thinking Strategies Institute with a team of teachers from Bellevue.

Congratulations to Grant’s Lick Elementary and Piner Elementary

Congratulations to both Grant’s Lick Elementary and Piner Elementary in receiving the  $1,000 prize drawing for Kaplan early education school supplies and materials.
Incentives were made possible through a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant award (RTT-ELC #S412A130045) from the United States Department of Education (USED), and collaboration between the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Cabinet for Health and family Services (CHFS) and the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (GOEC). Kentucky All-STARS strives to unify programs and provide high quality early learning environments for infant, toddler and preschool children.