WCPO Article Features RISE Symposium




“Meanwhile, work continues for RISE, Cincinnati’s latest EdTech summit, taking place on Aug. 4 at Northern Kentucky University. Helbig hopes RISE will help establish an ongoing EdTech Research Center at Northern Kentucky University as well as new partnerships with tech companies currently outside the education community. 
When it comes to these EdTech challenges, Greater Cincinnati’s EdTech ecosystem shares much in common with other markets around the challenges of funding, digital conversion and the best use of big data.
However, Helbig is convinced that Cincinnati’s growing EdTech community makes our market unique. And what makes us unique can also make our EdTech community strong, vibrant and an industry leader. 
“I believe that Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati are well positioned to be the center of education technology in the world,” Helbig said. “Couple our education institutions and demographics with the culture of innovation that has been built up on both sides of the river, UpTech, The Brandery, Cintrifuse. The region has been voted one of the top 15 places to start a new business and the accelerators are in the top 30 with the FounderCon startup conference being hosted here last year. Our big corporations and investors are actively participating in the startup scene and investing in the ecosystem — including EdTech — thanks to organizations like Cintrifuse and the Kentucky Innovation Network.”” 




RISE News Release

RISE Press Release- Final

NKCES Welcomes Ms. Shelly Cobb, Ms. Jessica Faust, Ms. Lynlee Hertzenberg and Ms. Chrissy Sizemore

Press Release:

Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (NKCES) would like to welcome Ms. Shelly Cobb, Ms. Jessica Faust,  Ms. Lynlee Hertzenberg, and Ms. Chrissy Sizemore.



Ms. Shelly Cobb

NKCES welcomes Shelly Cobb as our new Accounting, Payroll & HR Benefits Coordinator. She comes to us with several years of experience in this field.  She is excited to combine her finance background with her passion for helping kids.  Shelly states, “If we can make a positive impact in one child’s life, by helping them reach their potential, it will continue to grow throughout the classrooms, into the schools and beyond the districts.  Ultimately, it will change our communities and our future… one child at a time.”



Ms. Jessica Faust

We are delighted to share that Jessica Faust has joined NKCES as the Executive Assistant to Mrs. Amy Razor. Jessica is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management.  She comes to us from Fidelity Investments where she spent the past 11 years in Client Services managing the operations for 401K and 403B retirement plans.  Jessica brings a passion for customer service and looks forward to being a part of the continued success of NKCES and the districts we support.



Ms. Lynlee Hertzenberg

NKCES is excited to have Lynlee Hertzenberg as our new Program & Purchasing Assistant. She comes to us with experience as a case manager for individuals with developmental disabilities.  She also brings with her several years of social services and administrative experience.  Lynlee is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Integrative Studies.  Her four areas of concentration include Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work.  Lynlee looks forward to supporting our districts as we connect, grow and serve the region.



Ms. Chrissy Sizemore

NKCES is excited to welcome Christina Sizemore as our new Administrative Assistant for Dr. Kim Weber and the Professional Learning Coaches. She comes to us with many years of experience in customer service and logistics.  Chrissy prides herself on providing a high quality product and excellence in the details.  She looks forward to working with the new staff and is excited to grow with the NKCES team.


Northern Kentucky . . . The Best Place to Learn!




College and Career Readiness Activities begin at Milestones, Inc. July 11 and July 21, 2017

Thanks to our partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, eligible middle and high school students preparing for college and career are participating in a free, half-day summer camp at Milestones Riding Stables during June and July.  Activities provided are work-based, giving students interested in horse and stable care the opportunity to experience this work first hand. Students feed, water, and groom horses as well as clean stables.  During June, students from Simon Kenton, Beechwood, Dayton, Scott, and Pendleton County High schools enthusiastically engaged with the horses and worked on their behalf.  During July, students from Holmes, Dixie, and Lloyd High School plan to participate.  There are still a few openings for camps scheduled on July 11 and July 21.  If you know of any students who would love a fun, educational opportunity and are not afraid to get their hands dirty, please contact Linda Lane, CCR Trainer at 859-442-8600, x26, linda.lane@nkces.org.

Biggs Early Education Childhood Center hosting open house — to show what a 5 Star Rating means

For our Website: http://www.nkytribune.com/2017/04/biggs-early-education-childhood-center-hosting-open-house-to-show-what-a-5-star-rating-means/

Live Score Synergy in Williamstown

Synergy created in Williamstown Independent School District as Administrators, Teachers, and NKCES partner to create 1:1 math experiences with students in Live Scoring sessions.



Now Hiring at NKCES!

NKCES Employment Opportunities

Controller/Business Manager

Regional School Program Para Educator

Teacher for the Visually Impaired

Behavior/PBIS/Collaboration Professional Learning Coach

Lead Maintenance Worker

Please click NKCES Employment Opportunities for more details and how to apply.

Now Hiring at NKCES!

NKCES Employment Opportunities


Teacher for the Visually Impaired

Please click NKCES Employment Opportunities for more details and how to apply.