Arts Integration

Through our Grants Consortium, NKCES offers a complete program of Professional Learning in Arts Integration: the Northern Kentucky Institute for Arts Education.

Assistive Technology

NKCES offers assistive technology training, consultation, implementation assistance, and evaluation services to schools in the Northern Kentucky region.

Autism/Low Incidence

NKCES supports Northern Kentucky school personnel working with students who qualify for alternate assessment.


NKCES offers behavior support through professional development training, behavioral observations, and coaching to schools in the Northern Kentucky region.

English Learners

The EL Program at NKCES provides direct services and consultation to the following districts:  Bellevue, Dayton, Fort Thomas, Ludlow, Pendleton, Southgate, and Walton-Verona.

Executive Director's Message

As Executive Director of NKCES, the word that I use to describe our work in Northern Kentucky is "synergy": two or more things working together in order to create something that is bigger or greater than the sum of their individual efforts.


NKCES Grants Consortium develops grant-funded projects that support student achievement in our region.  Representatives of thirteen school districts meet monthly to share information, learn about new opportunities, and plan collaborative grant proposals.  The Consortium expands each school district's capacity of fund programming by providing workshops and training events.

High School & Transition

NKCES offers professional development, support, and coaching to teachers and job coaches in Northern Kentucky who are supporting the unique needs of high school students with disabilities.


The power of reading, writing, and communication encompasses all content areas and aspects of life.  That is why NKCES is dedicated to sharing current research, evidence-based strategies, and resources that will build the capacity of Northern Kentucky's educators in meeting the literacy needs of our PreK - 12th-grade students.


NKCES is dedicated to supporting educators in the region with professional learning opportunities, consulting, and coaching support in math for pre-school - 12th grade.  These evidenced-based services include opportunities in Conceptual Building Blocks, Number Talks, Co-Teaching, Explicit Instruction, the Revised Kentucky Academic Standards, and more!

Pre-Employment Transition Services

In partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, NKCES offers college and career readiness learning opportunities for high school students ages 14-21 who are eligible or potentially eligible for OVR services.  Learning opportunities include Fall and Spring regional youth conferences, in school workshops, and summer camps.


The responsibility of a preschool director may consist of creating procedures, managing staff and overseeing daily operations.  The director is the lead administrator of the program and assist with problems with staff and students.  They assist in developing the curriculum and ensure the school meets any standards set by law.  Other duties may include determining spending responsibilities and making admission decisions.

Special Education

The responsibilities of special education director vary with each school district.  Generally, they are responsible for training, due process procedures, litigation, parent involvement, assist with differentiation, meetings and other concerns involving special education personnel.  They are also responsible for developing policies, programs, and other standards within the special education program, as well as representing the program to the community and the districts upper-level administration.