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Locust Trace Main Campus Team

Doug Ashcraft

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Agriculture Teacher

Animal Science Institute & Environmental Science Institute

Animal Science & Aquaculture


Randall Barnett

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859.381.3990, ext. 30223

Beth Barnott

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Student Support Specialist

859.381.3990, ext. 30213

Katie Beeler

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Health & PE Teacher

Daniel Bustle

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Agriculture Teacher

Plant Science Institute

Freshmen & Horticulture

859.381.3990, ext. 30222

Officer Jeff Coleman

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859.381.3990, ext. 30219

Kimberly Collins

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Attendance Specialist

859.381.3990, ext. 30200

Brian Craig

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Agriculture Teacher

Agriculture Engineering Institute & Environmental Science Institute

Freshmen, Small Power Equipment, Construction, Wildlife Resources

859.381.3990, ext. 30220

Anne DeMott

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859.381.3990, ext. 30204

440.782.1118, Google Voice

Janet Fox

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Guidance Counselor

859.381.3990, ext. 30212

Adan Henriquez

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Spanish Teacher

859.381.3990, ext. 30214

Ben Herald

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Social Studies Teacher

859.381.3990, ext. 30216

Latissa Higgins

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Agriculture Teacher

Animal Science Institute

Pre-Veterinary Studies

859.381.3990, ext. 30230

Fallon Jackson

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Agriculture Teacher

Animal Science Institute

Equine Studies


Nicki Jones

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Co-Op Facilitator

859.381.3990, ext. 30224

Logan Layne

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Agriculture Teacher

Animal Science Institute

Freshmen & Equine Studies


Elizabeth Magedanz

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Accounts Specialist

859.381.3990, ext. 30203

Kathleen Magsam

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Agriculture Teacher

Animal Science Institute

Pre-Veterinary Studies

859.381.3990, ext. 30217

Toni Myers

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Agriculture Teacher

The Kentucky Castle Program

Farm to Table Initiative

859. 585. 6252, cell

Meredith Reed

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Technology Resource Teacher/Media Center Specialist

859.381.3990, ext. 30208

Catherine Vannatter

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Administrative Dean

Alvin Wells

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Lead Custodian

859.381.3990, ext. 30223

Locust Trace Satellite Team

Jacob Ball

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Agriculture Teacher, Carter G Woodson Academy

859.381.3933, ext. 40108

Alana Bentley

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Agriculture Teacher, Jessie Clark Middle School

Evan Davis

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Agriculture Teacher, Beaumont Middle School/Tates Creek Middle School

859.381.3094 (Beaumont)

859.381.3052 (Tates Creek)

Ruth Ann Layne

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Agriculture Teacher, Leestown Middle School

Haley Wilson

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Agriculture Teacher, Edythe J. Hayes, Middle School


Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk

James McMillin, Chief of Secondary Schools

Carl Hayden, Office of Secondary Schools (CTE)

Kimberly Chandler, Office of Secondary Schools

Mark Sellers, Office of Secondary Schools

Robbie Sayer, Office of Secondary Schools

Allison Marcum, Office of Secondary Schools

Nick Runyon, Office of Secondary Schools


Fayette County FFA Alumni Fundraiser

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Proceeds Help Support Locust Trace & Satellite Program FFA Members

Calendar of Events

Disclaimer: For each school's OFFICIAL information, please refer to the school's website and/or email communications. Information below is as of 8/16/20. Please know that information could change. Visit the school's website and/or contact the individual school for the most up-to-date information!

August 21-24
  • Frederick Douglass High School

August 24

  • Locust Trace Drive thru orientation, Locust Trace, 5 pm to 7 pm
  • Station U (Bryan Station High School) Orientation Drive Thru, 8 am to 6 pm

August 26

  • First day of classes, home high school/program school schedule takes priority

Want to know more about Locust Trace?

Locust Trace AgriScience Center Overview

KY Thoroughbred Association & Fayette County Public Schools Partnership

Locust Trace AgriScience Center Press Video

KTA/FCPS Press Conference

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