Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Members to the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council

Press Release Date:  Monday, December 11, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker
502-564-2611
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed four members to the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council.

Carolyn M. Honchell, of Fort Thomas, is a retired teacher who works as a substitute for the Fort Thomas Independent School District.  Honchell received a bachelor’s degree in education from Western Kentucky University and a graduate degree from Xavier University.  She is a member of the Campbell County Retired Teachers Association and is married to Kenneth R. Honchell.

Paul S. Upchurch, of Crestwood, is the superintendent of the Oldham County Board of Education.  Upchurch received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Western Michigan University and a master’s in education administration from the University of Louisville.  He is a member of the Kentucky School Board Association, the National School Board Association, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators and the American Association School Administrators.  He is married to Jennifer Upchurch.

Edward B. Reeves, of Morehead, is the director of the Center for Educational Research and Leadership, a unit within The Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy at Morehead State University.  Reeves received a doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky.  He is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Sociological Association, the Mid-South Educational Research Association, the Rural Sociological Society and is the secretary/treasurer for the Southern Rural Sociological Association.  He is married to Margaret C. Reeves.

Lu S. Young, of Nicholasville, is the superintendent of the Jessamine County Board of Education.  Young received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Spanish from Eastern Kentucky University.  She received principal and superintendent certification from the University of Kentucky.  She is president of the Central Kentucky Education Cooperative and is a member of the Kentucky Collaborative for State Agency Children, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, the American Association of School Administrators, the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, the Association for School and Curriculum Development, the Kentucky Association of Assessment Coordinators and the Kentucky World Languages Association.  She is married to Tim Young.

The School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council is a 17-member council created by the 1998 General Assembly to advise the Legislative Research Commission and the Kentucky Board of Education on all issues related to setting academic standards and school assessment and accountability.  The council studies, reviews, and makes recommendations concerning Kentucky’s system of setting academic standards, assessing learning, holding schools accountable for learning and assisting schools to improve their performances.


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