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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.

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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 Team Leader    
Douglas Brewer Judie Wilson Vacant Roger McCowan

(859) 439-0773 (VP)


(859) 755-4578 (VP)




Elementary Girls Dorm Staff:                  

2nd Shift 3rd Shift 
Stephanie Keenon Caitlyn Neace 
Vacant  Keasja Edelen


(859) 439-0770 (VP)                                               

(859) 936-6653   


Elementary Boys Dorm Staff:

2nd Shift    3rd Shift
Ivory Gossett Kerry Helton
Vacant Katelyn Cornette    

(859) 439-0083 (VP)

(859) 936-6699





Middle School Girls Dorm Staff:

2nd Shift 3rd Shift
Krista Helton Johanna White       



(859) 439-0754 (VP)

(859) 936-6716


Middle School Boys Dorm Staff:    

2nd Shift              3rd Shift
Byron Thackery Jacob Padgett    
Vacant  Lucas King

(859) 439-0063 (VP)




High School Girls Dorm Staff:          

2nd Shift                                           3rd Shift
Brianna Jones Juanita Couch     
Hannah Adams        Kara Daniel                    

(859) 439-0036 (VP)

(859) 936-6717


High School Boys Dorm Staff:

2nd Shift                                      3rd Shift
Matthew Keenon Manaki McElroy
Vacant Dustin Tipton

(859) 439-0763 (VP)


Independent Living Dorm

2nd Shift                                       
James Cline