I have recently been appointed by Governor, Matt Bevin, to be a representative on the Kentucky State Educational Professional Standards Board. When it first came about I thought it sounded like a unique opportunity and why not seize it!? If you don't know me very well, that is 100% my personality. Why not?! Then, in the back of my mind I heard wise counsel reminding me, "Don't take on too many things, Casey." I heeded those thoughts, I prayed over the decision, and then I recognized that a lot of times I am better when I am taking care of others. I am continuing to heal and feel more alive as I learn to lean into grief and take advantage of helping others in a variety of ways. Education is one of the ways I have been blessed to be able to do that. In this capacity I will be taking care of children across the state of Kentucky and making decisions that will impact how their teachers are educated, who is able to teach them, and also work to ensure that those in the classroom are held to the highest ethical standard. To say that I am excited is an understatement. I am looking forward to my trips to Frankfort.
Fort Thomas Matters wrote about my appointment here.