Our Core Team

 
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Lu Young,
Executive Director

@LuSettlesYoung

Dr. Young served as the Chief Academic Officer of Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, KY, and before that, superintendent of Jessamine County Schools for nine years.

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Justin Bathon,
Director of Innovative School Models

@RecodeSchool

Dr. Bathon is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies. He is the co-developer of the STEAM Academy in Lexington. 

 
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Neomia Hagans-Flores,
Director of Finance & Business

Ms. Hagans-Flores coordinates all Next Gen activities and serves as the primary recruiting support for EDL academic program alignment. 

Related College of Education Faculty

 
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Dr. John Nash

Specialization: Design Thinking

@jnash

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Dr. Beth Rous

Specialization: Early Childhood Leadership

@bethrous

 
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Dr. Mary John O’Hair

Specialization: Executive Leadership

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Dr. Amanda Potterton

Specialization: Stakeholder Engagement

@aupotterton

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Dr. Gerry Swan

Specialization: Standards Based Grading & Platforms

@gerryswan2

 
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Dr. Tricia Browne-Ferrigno

Specialization: Leadership Preparation

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Dr. Jayson Richardson

Specialization: Technology Leadership

@JaysonR

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Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder

Specializations: STEM Education

@STEMEducator

 
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Dr. Lars Björk

Specialization: Superintendency

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Dr. Maria Cahill

Specialization: Next Gen Library Media

@literacylibrary

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Dr. Kathy Swan

Specializations: Inquiry Based Practice