Save Ky’s Education Commissioner

1. Send e-mails & make calls now!

2. Attend the meeting at 1:30pm Today

Today, at 1:30 PM, the Kentucky Board of Education will meet in both open and closed session, to install Governor Bevin’s School Choice appointees to the Kentucky School Board. During this meeting, they will go into closed Session to discuss personnel matters regarding Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Dr. Stephen Pruitt.

Save Our Schools Kentucky anticipates that in this closed session, they will remove Dr. Stephen Pruitt from his position and appoint Dr. Wayne Lewis, Chair of the Kentucky Charter Schools Advisory Council, as an Interim Leader until they find who they believe to be a suitable Education Commissioner to support their School Choice agenda, which Save Our Schools Kentucky believes to be destabilizing to public education in Kentucky.

The only way to stop this from happening is to contact the Kentucky Board of Education members and respectfully ask them to retain Commissioner Pruitt in his current position to provide stability to the Kentucky Department of Education and to continue his dedicated work for Kentucky’s Schools and school children, during a traumatizing fiscal and political climate.


Contact information is as follows (Note: contact information was not available for new appointee Laura Timberlake, as of the time of this post) :

Hal Heiner, former Bevin Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary (Jefferson County)
Capstone Realty
12910 Shelbyville Road, Suite 200
Louisville, KY 40243
Bus: 502.254.5001
Amanda Stamper, former Bevin Administration Communications Director (Fayette County)
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Bus: 859-321-7369
Ben Cundiff (Trigg County)
5601 Cerulean Road
Cadiz, KY 42211
Bus: (270) 350-0930

Tracey Cusick (Boone County)
743 Iron Liege Drive
Union, KY 41091

Richard (Rich) Gimmel (Jefferson County)
1508 Sylvan Court
Louisville, KY 40205
Bus: (502) 584-7262

Kathy Gornik (Fayette County)
4158 Georgetown Road
Lexington, KY 40511
Bus: (859) 492-8521
Home: (859) 233-0011

Gary Houchens (Warren County)
818 Wakefield Street
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Bus: (270) 745-4999

Alesa Johnson (Pulaski County)
410 Cave Springs Road
Somerset, KY 42503
Bus: (606) 451-6693

Joseph Papalia (Jefferson County)
14604 Golden Leaf Place
Louisville, KY 40245
Bus: (812) 282-0488

Milton Seymore (Jefferson County)
2906 Aspendale Court
Louisville, KY 40241
Bus: (502) 931-8525
Go to Kentucky Board of Education Meeting at 1:15pm Today

Kentucky Department of Education Building, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, KY
Make sure to bring a photo ID and wear either Red for Ed or Black for Black Out!