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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.

ES Kids outside

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
Amy Hurst Todd Batsche Shane Hodge Kelvin Elliott


(859) 439-0176 (VP)

(859) 439-0032 (VP) (859) 439-0731 (VP)

(606) 416-7972 (Cell)

(859) 755-4578 (VP)

ES Kids

ES kids enjoy being outside at Millennium Park. 

Elementary Girls Dorm Staff:                  

2nd Shift 3rd Shift 
Amy Lange Caitlyn Neace
Sapphire Alonzo Katelyn Cornette

(859) 439-0770 (VP)                                               

(859) 936-6653          


Elementary Boys Dorm Staff:

2nd Shift 3rd Shift
Loretta Bates Roger McCowan
  Kerry Helton

(859) 439-0083 (VP)

(859) 936-6699


MS boys hanging out at Constitution Square.

Middle School Girls Dorm Staff:

2nd Shift 3rd Shift
Jennifer Sanders Hannah Sims

Johanna White

(859) 439-0754 (VP)

(859) 936-6716


Middle School Boys Dorm Staff:    

2nd Shift 3rd Shift
Jacob Leigh Jacob Padgett
Matthew Keenon Dallas Brock

(859) 439-0063 (VP)

HS Students

HS boys are all dressed up for the prom.

High School Girls Dorm Staff:         

2nd Shift 3rd Shift
Krista Helton Juanita Couch
Trish Hammett Judie Wilson

(859) 439-0036 (VP)

(859) 936-6717


High School Boys Dorm Staff:

2nd Shift 3rd Shift
James Cline TJ Lyons
Shannon McChord Matthew Dezarn

(859) 439-0763 (VP)

Houseparent Coordinator:

Michael Milcznski



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