Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Members to the Education Professional Standards Board

Press Release Date:  Thursday, September 21, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker
502-564-2611
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed two members to the Education Professional Standards Board.

Jennifer L. Forgy, of Lexington, is an English teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and an adjunct professor at Midway College.  She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Whittier College, a teaching certificate from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree in English from Georgetown College.  She is currently working on an education specialist degree in administration and supervision from the University of Kentucky.  She is a founding member of the Smaller Learning Communities Committee at Dunbar and served on the service learning committee for the 2020 Vision for Fayette County Public Schools initiative.

Ann E. Carty, of Pikeville, is a member of the Pikeville Independent School Board who retired following 31 years of teaching.  Carty received a bachelor’s degree in English from David Lipscomb University and a master’s degree in education and English from Eastern Kentucky University.  She has served as a member of the Pikeville Public Library Board, the Pike County Library Board, the Pikeville Concert Association and the American Cancer Society.  She has also worked as a volunteer for the “Reach to Recovery” program. 

The Education Professional Standards Board is made up of 17 gubernatorial appointees.  The board establishes the standards and requirements for obtaining and maintaining a teaching certificate within the commonwealth and sets forth the guidelines and standards for the programs that prepare individuals to become teachers and professional school personnel.


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