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Ray Becomes Cartmell Principal

Carrollton, KY – July 22, 2014The Cartmell Elementary site-based council recently selected Jonica Ray as the school’s new principal.  Ray has worked in the school for sixteen years total: ten as a teacher, four as an instructional coach and two as the assistant principal.


“I’m honored to have been chosen,” Ray said.  “We have a great school, and it is a privilege to continue working with such a hard-working staff for the betterment of our students.”


Ray is replacing Doug Oak, who recently became the district’s assistant superintendent. 


“I don’t view what I do as a job,” Ray said.  “Changing the lives of children is my passion.”

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Monroe Named New Winn Principal

School officials named Donna Monroe as the new Kathryn Winn Primary School principal this week.  Monroe comes to the Carroll County School District with sixteen years of experience in the field of education, having served for eight years as an elementary school teacher, four years as a literacy coach and four years as an instructional coordinator. 


Monroe is a 1997 graduate of the University of Louisville, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.  She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from the same institution in 1998.  In 2003, she became a National Board Certified Teacher.


Before coming to the Carroll County School District, Monroe worked in the Oldham County School System.


“I am honored and excited to be joining the Carroll County School District,” Monroe said.  “My goals and the district’s goals are the same: to prepare all students for college and career readiness.”


Monroe will be leading several building and district initiatives at Winn, including Denver Thinking Strategies, the new Professional Growth and Evaluation System (PGES) and implementation of the Race to the Top Kid-FRIENDLY grant.  Additionally, Monroe’s experience as a literacy coach will be valuable as Winn further emphasizes the importance of literacy in the early grades.


“Early literacy instruction improves student learning,” Monroe said.  “It is imperative that the school ensures student success through research-based teaching practices.”


Monroe’s duties as principal begin immediately.

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Oak Named Assistant Superintendent

Carrollton, KY – July 8, 2014Cartmell Elementary Principal Doug Oak has been named as the new assistant superintendent of the Carroll County School District.


Oak has served as an administrator in the district since 2005: first as assistant principal at Carroll County Middle School and then as principal of Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School.


“I am looking forward to being able to work with Mr. Hogan, our new superintendent, to help move our school district toward preparing all students for College and Career Readiness,” Oak said.  “I want to provide additional support to students, teachers and parents so that students can reach their long-term goals.”


Before his time as a school administrator, Oak taught high school social studies for ten years.


“I’ve had the opportunity to work at a variety of levels,” Oak said.  “Being a high school teacher and principal of both a middle school and an elementary school has given me the opportunity to see the educational process from beginning to end.”      

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Board Names Hogan Superintendent



Carrollton, KY – June 20, 2014The Carroll County Board of Education named Mr. Bill Hogan as the new superintendent of the Carroll County School District at its June 19 meeting.  Chairperson Mona Kindoll said that Hogan was unanimously selected by the board for the position. 


Hogan began his career in the district in 2003 as principal of Carroll County Middle School before becoming assistant superintendent in 2008.


Some key initiatives of Hogan’s tenure as assistant superintendent include the high school MacBook initiative, Denver Thinking Strategies, the new Professional Growth and Evaluation System (PGES) and implementation of the Race to the Top Kid-FRIENDLY grant in the district.


“Moving forward, we are going to have an extreme focus on literacy in the early grades,” Hogan said.  “It’s critical that our students are reading on grade level by the time that they leave third grade.”


A 1996 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Hogan began his career in education as a history teacher. 


“I look forward to working with our staff, our community and our public leaders to improve education in Carroll County,” Hogan said.  “We have a great school district, and we are going to further the work that we have already begun by instilling pride and passion in our students and in our staff.”


Hogan’s four-year contract with the school district begins July 1.

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Wise Steps into New Role as Elementary Instructional Supervisor

Kathryn Winn Principal Gerda Wise has been named as the new elementary instructional supervisor for the Carroll County School District.


“Leaving Kathryn Winn is bittersweet,” Wise said.  “I am excited about the opportunity to make an impact on our school district, and I will always treasure the relationships that I have built with the staff and students of Kathryn Winn.”


Wise has served in the district for 30 years as a teacher, instructional coach and principal.  After earning a bachelor’s in elementary education from the University of Louisville in 1984, Wise began teaching fifth grade at Kathryn Winn.  She moved to Cartmell Elementary in 1987, where she taught fifth grade for 18 more years.


Wise began her administrative career in 2005 as instructional coach of Carroll County Middle School.  In 2010, she became principal of Kathryn Winn Primary School.


“I feel like I’ve come full circle,” Wise said.  “I love this district, and I am ready to begin working alongside Mr. Hogan, our new superintendent, to build on the foundation that Dr. James has laid.”


Wise will start her duties as elementary instructional supervisor on July 1.      

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Congratulations to our Outstanding Employees of the Year!

From left to right:

Lisa James - Administrator

Joseph Creager – High School Teacher

Dorothy Perry - Food Service

Joyce Yocum - Buildings and Grounds

Anna Perkinson - Head Start

Joe Kindoll - Transportation

Elizabeth Patton – Kathryn Winn Teacher

Richelle Wheeler - Administrative Support

Dawn Hogan - Cartmell Teacher

Jeff Root - Student Support (Certified)

Mark Blythe - Student Support (Classified)

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2014 Get Wild About Summer Reading Challenge

Take the Challenge!

Goal: Read 100 minutes weekly

Read 300 minutes for the first June celebration.

Keep reading...400 more minutes. (Total 700) by the July Celebration!

By the start of school...can you READ 1,000 minutes?

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2014-2015 School Calendar

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2014 School Board Meeting Dates

School Board Meeting Dates

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Richard B Cartmell Elementary
1708 Highland Ave
Carrollton, KY 41008  

Phone: 502-732-7085 
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