NKCES Welcomes


Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services Welcomes the CRRSA Team

Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (NKCES) Executive Director, Amy Razor, and the NKCES Board of Directors would like to welcome Amelia Brown, Jenni Goodenough, Lyndsey Mayberry, and Kelli Savicki to our Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) team at NKCES.

Through a grant from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the NKCES CRRSA team will be collaborating with schools throughout our region to develop comprehensive systems of support to accelerate learning and address needs due to the pandemic. The team, led by NKCES CRRSA Coordinator Jessica Pass, is comprised of four coaches, each with a unique skill set and depth of experiences that will enable the team to provide high-quality professional learning and coaching to school personnel and develop long-range plans designed to improve learning outcomes for students. We are excited about adding valuable resources to connect, grow and serve our districts!

*The CRRSA Team will begin their positions on July 1st.

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Amelia Brown, Learning Acceleration Specialist

This is Amelia’s 20th year serving Kentucky’s public schools. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.Ed in Educational Administration, Google Level 1 and 2 certification, and is National Board Certified in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy. She is also a Hope Street Group Kentucky State Teacher Fellow alumna. Amelia has served as a teacher leader for all grades K-5, and as a reading interventionist in both the Newport Independent School District and the Kenton County School District. She is the co-creator and manager of KYSENT--Kentucky Supporting and Elevating New Teachers. She is also proud of serving 10 years as both assistant and head coach for the Girls on the Run program of Greater Cincinnati with the mission of empowering and building confidence in young girls.

Since 2018, Amelia has been a Professional Learning Consultant at NKCES with a focus on literacy. Through this role, she has supported the professional learning needs of preschool through 12th-grade educators and administrators in seventeen Northern Kentucky school districts. We are excited to have Amelia continue to serve in this role and share her expertise and passion with the region to impact students.

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Jenni Goodenough, Learning Acceleration Specialist

Jenni Goodenough has served the students of Northern Kentucky as a teacher for the last 13 years. She has taught at the high school and elementary level in Covington, Erlanger-Elsmere, and Boone County School Districts. She holds a B.A. in Education from Morehead State University and a Masters degree in Special Education from the University of the Cumberlands. While working as a teacher, Jenni was the writing cluster leader, a member of the region’s Resilient and Ready Cohort, and was a member of the Teacher Leader Team. She has not only inspired students in her classroom but also in her role as a Girls on the Run, Cross Country, and Academic Team coach. Jenni’s effectiveness in the classroom comes from a combination of hard work, a deep understanding of teaching, learning, and curriculum, and the ability to connect with each and every one of her students. We are thrilled to welcome Jenni to NKCES, where she will use those qualities to grow educators and students in our region.
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Lyndsey Mayberry, Social-Emotional Learning Specialist

Lyndsey Mayberry began her teaching career in 2007 at Booker T. Washington Elementary in Fayette County. She served the students of Fayette County as a primary teacher and school counselor before moving back home to Northern Kentucky and becoming a school counselor in Boone County. Lyndsey received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Transylvania University, where she played softball. She earned her Master of Arts in School Counseling from Morehead State University and is currently completing her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling. Lyndsey has led students as a club sponsor and swim and softball coach. She has also led students, school staff and families, through designing and presenting multiple workshops and professional developments on different aspects of Social Emotional Learning. Lyndsey’s passion for empowering others through education and training on mental health will help the CRRSA team to have a lasting impact on our region and state. We are excited to welcome Lyndsey to NKCES, where she will serve in this critical role to meet the needs of educators and students in our region.

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Kelly Savicki, Social-Emotional Learning Specialist

Kelly has worked in public education for 21 years. She has served as a 6th-grade teacher for twelve years in Ohio. She has worked as a school counselor in Kentucky for 9 years. She has worked for Boone County, Covington Independent, as well as Kenton County School District. Kelly has earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education K-8, her master's degree in School Counseling, along with her Rank I in School Counseling. Within her role as school counselor, she has worked to help the schools create a response to intervention, by utilizing data to specifically meet the behavioral and social-emotional needs of students. Through this response, she has developed trainings to support teachers in effective classroom management strategies as well as tier one interventions designed to assist students and help teachers continue to build strong relationships with students. We are excited to welcome Kelly to NKCES, where she will serve the social-emotional needs with her experiences to meet the needs of educators and students in our region.

REACH OUT TO CONNECT WITH OUR NEW CRRSA TEAM by contacting Jessica.Pass@nkces.org