Lewis Selected to be Director of Paducah Head Start
Kristy Lewis has been named director of Paducah Head Start Preschool.
Lewis will begin her work as director on July 1, 2013. She replaces Frances Smith, who worked with Paducah Head Start for 33 years and served as director for seven years before retiring in June.
Lewis has worked in preschool and kindergarten education for ten years, serving as a kindergarten teacher, Head Start preschool teacher, and director of The Learning Station Child Development Center. During her tenure as teacher in the preschool program, Lewis’ classroom was recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as a Classroom of Excellence.
Lewis earned her B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education and from Union University. She received her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education from Murray State University.
“Kristy’s knowledge of Head Start is vast as a result of her varied capacities in a Head Start program for eight years,” said Amie Tooley, Director of Special Programs for Paducah Public Schools. “Her two years of service as kindergarten teacher is just the amount of insight our program needs into school readiness for our preschool students.”
“I am honored to join a school district with the tradition of excellence and high standards for children from Preschool-12th grade,” said Lewis. “I look forward to working with staff and families to build upon the vision and mission of Paducah Head Start and Paducah Public Schools.”