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Student Life

KSD Student Life Department

The KSD Student Life Department complements the Academic Program, offering after-school enrichment activities to encourage the total development of each student. These are three important parts of the Student Life Program: Student Life, Student Development, and Athletics.


Student Life

The student life department at the Kentucky School for the Deaf serves student’s Kindergarten through post-secondary ages in a dormitory setting. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment, as well as preparing our student’s for the 21st century. Residential students reside on campus five evenings per week. We also provide extracurricular activities that give them the opportunity to stay during the weekend several times per year. We feel that this type of environment not only meets the living and social needs of our students, but provides them with additional access to education in order to assist them in preparing for independent living beyond high school as they enter college or the workforce. Our homelike environment provides our residential students a place where they can build upon important social skills as well as other important skills such as budgeting, cooking, advocacy, organizational skills and interacting within the local community. KSD strives to provide activities that build upon the social, physical, intellectual, cultural and emotional skills of each individual student. 


Student Life Staff Members

We have a professional staff that provides 24 hour care to our students. The role of our staff is to teach, discipline, support, and listen to the students. Your childs' welfare is our top priority during the time you have entrusted them in our care.


Director of Student Life ES & MS Team Leader HS Team Leader 3rd Shift Supervisor
Amy Hurst Todd Batsche Shane Hodge Kelvin Elliott


(859) 439-0176 (VP)

(859) 439-0032 (VP) (859) 439-0731 (VP) (606) 416-7972 (Cell)


Elementary Girls Dorm Staff:                  

Amy Lange- 2nd Shift 

Krista Helton- 2nd Shift 

Caitlyn Neace- 3rd Shift

(859) 439-0770 (VP)                                               

(859) 936-6653          


Elementary Boys Dorm Staff:

Jacob Leigh- 2nd Shift

Shannon McChord- 2nd Shift

Roger McCowan- 3rd Shift

JD Couch- 3rd Shift

(859) 439-0083 (VP)

(859) 936-6699



Middle School Girls Dorm Staff:              

Dani Kice- 2nd Shift 

Heather McCauley- 2nd Shift

Hannah Sims- 3rd Shift 

(859) 439-0754 (VP)

(859) 936-6716


Middle School Boys Dorm Staff:    

Kevin Kreutzer- 2nd Shift

Minh Vo- 2nd Shift                                                         

Joyce Kreutzer- 3rd Shift

(859) 439-0065 (VP)


HS girls

High School Girls Dorm Staff:         

Jennifer Sanders- 2nd Shift

Miranda Beach- 2nd Shift

Sheila Shannon- 3rd Shift

Juanita Couch- 3rd Shift

(859) 439-0036 (VP)

(859) 936-6717


High School Boys Dorm Staff:

Linda Cress- 2nd Shift

Matthew Spainhoward- 2nd Shift

James Cline- 2nd Shift

Chris Helton- 3rd Shift

Kerry Helton- 3rd Shift

(859) 439-0763 (VP)

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