KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(Closed on all recognized holidays.)
269 Regency Circle
Lexington, KY 40503
LEGAL HELP: Legal.Help@kentuckyteachers.org
(Legal Help is for KAPE Members only.)
Executive Director Donna House, M.A., Ed., CKP:
Field Services Director/Membership Liaison Jennie Watkins:
Alissia Davis is a graduating senior at Russellville High School. She will be attending the University of Louisville's Speed School of Engineering in the fall. Her goal is to major in Chemical Engineering with minors in Biology and Chemistry. Concerning future aspirations, Alissia says, "I look forward to working in the pharmaceutical industry aiding with the manufacturing process." In her free time Alissia enjoys reading, crocheting, gardening, and spending time with her cat. Alissia was sponsored by her Biology teacher and KAPE member Tanya Mullen.
Luke Thornsbury is a 2023 graduate of Pike Central High School. He was sponsored by KAPE member Angela Lockhart. KAPE Executive Director Donna House presented Luke with his scholarship.
Gavin Baumer is the son of David and Tricia Baumer of Paducah, KY. He is a senior and will be graduating from McCracken County High School. During his time at McCracken, he played the trumpet in the McBig Jazz Band, the McCracken County Marching Band, and the Wind Ensemble. He participated in various Honors Bands including the All-District Honor Band, WKU Honor Band, and Quad-State Honor Band. He will be attending the University of Kentucky in the Fall of 2023 to pursue a degree in music education.
Jacob Tapscott is a senior at South Laurel High School in London, Ky. He is the son of Tommy and Holly Tapscott. Jacob will be attending Eastern Kentucky University in the fall where he will major in business and accounting. He will also be a member of the EKU cross country and track team.
Emmalee Holt is a 2023 graduate of Lawrence County High School, the daughter of KAPE member Jackie Holt. Emmalee plans to attend Marshall University and major in civil engineering. Her parents have inspired her to take difficult courses and always work hard at her education.
Savannah Philpot is a 2023 graduate of North Laurel High School. She has shot competitive archery for 10 years and has her own photography business. She plans to attend Western Kentucky University to double major in photojournalism and sports management with plans to become a professional in the sports media or business industry. She is the daughter of KAPE member Melanie Philpot.
Kennedy Partin is a 2023 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School. She plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University to major in horticulture. Her future plans include owning her own floral design shop. She is the daughter of KAPE member Damonica Partin.
Mary Thomas has taught at Jackson County Middle School her entire teaching career. She currently teaches RTI math and literacy classes. She is certified to teach mathematics in grades K-12, elementary education, and middle school language arts. She has two children.
Scott Johnson has been the chorus teacher at Bryan Station Middle School for two years and teaching since 2015. In his continuous effort to be a better teacher, he is looking forward to developing more opportunities to develop movement in his classroom. The professional development scholarship will allow him to attend the University of Kentucky Dalcroze Eurhythmics music education workshop in June. In addition to the movement element (eurhythmics), he will also dive deeper into the use of solfège and improvisation in choir.
Tiffeney Shaad is from Cynthiana, Kentucky and is the wife of Brian Shaad, who is an educator in Scott County. Together they have three children: Miles, Evelyn, and Elliot. Mrs. Shaad is an elementary school counselor at Northside Elementary where she teaches emotional learning among other things. She is currently taking classes to further her counseling degree.