Kentucky Office of Adult Education

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Today, about 300,000 working-age Kentuckians do not have a high school or GED® diploma. Our mission is to work with Kentuckians to improve their quality of life through education, training, and employment so they can care for themselves and their families and help their communities and the state’s economies expand and thrive.

Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) provides free adult education services in all 120 counties to help Kentuckians obtain a GED® credential. Through KYAE, Kentuckians can gain reading, math, and communications skills that place them on a path to higher education and training and earn certifications to advance in their careers.

Local KYAE instructors are ready in every county to help you break through barriers to reach your education and career goals. We focus on where you are now and give you the tools you need to qualify for better jobs and higher pay.

Kentucky Adult Education is funded from federal and ​state dollars and overseen by the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet.

 

How does it work?

Our mission is to work with Kentuckians to improve their quality of life through education, training, and employment so they can take care of themselves and their families and help their communities and the state’s economies expand and thrive.​​​​​​​​​​​​

Meet Our Staff​

Dr. John C. Gregory

Executive Director

Dr. Luv'Tesha Robertson, Ed.D.

Deputy Executive Director

Gloria Gardener

Executive Assistant

Richard Tucker

Executive Branch, Senior Coordinator, Systems Suppport

Emily Bosley

Senior Coordinator

Summer Morgan

Director

Janet Slayden

Senior Coordinator, Recruitment & Outreach

Susan W. Hopkins

College and Career Navigators

Rashard Smith

Coordinator

Leta Martin

Strategic Partnership Coordinator

Doyle Shutt

Strategic Partnership Coordinator

Greg Long

Strategic Partnership Coordinator

Oliver White

Strategic Partnership Coordinator

Dr. Tonika L. East

Director

Lisa C. Taylor

Director of Special Projects

Laura Wolfrom

Coordinator

Benita Wilhoite

Coordinator

Lori Looney

Director

Joanna "Jo" Botts

Director, Adult Education Academy, Morehead State University

Dr. David Potter

Associate Director of Language Arts & Technology

James Bowman

Associate Director of Mathematics and Instructional Technology

Heather Ballard

Senior Coordinator

Whitney Jenkins

Senior Coordinator

Katy Gagel

Senior Coordinator

Nicole New

Director