Kentucky Office of Adult Education



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.



Kentucky Adult Education is committed to providing academic and essential skills instruction through collaborative efforts to promote statewide lifelong learning and an attainable path to greater self-sufficiency. 



How does it work?

​​  ​​Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) provides free adult education services consisting of GED® preparation classes, family literacy programs, certification in job-related skills to increase employability and productivity, college preparation, and English as a second language (ESL)in all 120 counties. 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.


Meet Our Staff​

Dr. John C. Gregory

Executive Director

Dr. Luv'Tesha Robertson, Ed.D.

Deputy Executive Director

Dr. David Potter

Senior Coordinator

Gloria Gardner

Senior Coordinator

Emily Bosley

Senior Coordinator

Summer Morgan


Heather Ballard

Strategic Partnership Senior Coordinator

Janet Slayden

Senior Coordinator, Recruitment & Outreach

Susan W. Hopkins

Senior Coordinator, College and Career Navigator

Rashard Smith


Greg Long

Strategic Partnership Senior Coordinator

Oliver White

Strategic Partnership Senior Coordinator

Dr. Tonika L. East


Benita Wilhoite


Franchella Farris


Doyle Shutt

Instructor Development and Student Outcome Coordinator

Joanna "Jo" Botts

Director, Adult Education Academy, Morehead State University

James Bowman

Associate Director of Mathematics and Instructional Technology

Megan Hackney

Associate Director of Language Arts and Instructional Technology

Cody Smith


Dr. Jamie Taylor


Andrea Perkins

Senior Program Coordinator

Lisa C. Taylor

Senior Coordinator

Katy Gagel

Senior Coordinator

Nicole New


Leta Martin

Senior Coordinator

Aaron Poynter


Whitney Jenkins

Senior Coordinator

Dr. Andrea Roy

Sr. Coordinator/Case Manager

Jana Shell

RES Navigator/Case Manager

Monique Shaw

Sr. Coordinator

Alana Reynolds

RES Navigator/Case Manager

Michael Uptegraff

RES Regional Coordinator