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On Friday, August 19th, Frankfort Independent Schools announced the hiring of Heidi Givens for the position of  Director of Student Services.  She started on Monday, August 22nd, and is coming to us from Daviess County Public Schools.  She is considered one of the leading experts across the country in Exceptional Childhood Education and Early Childhood.  She was the 2013 Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year!  She has been a Hope Street Fellow and worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Furthermore, she has worked in Miami Dade Public Schools in Florida and has a wealth of knowledge and experiences. She wants to transform lives and be a part of the team being built within Frankfort Independent Schools. Her expertise will only continue to launch the district to the next level.  This really builds onto the all-star team that most districts in the nation dream about.

Also check several articles written about Heidi:

http://www.mountainworkshops.org/2013/slideshow/1589/nick-gonzales-a-strong-signal/

http://owensboroparent.com/above-beyond/

https://celebrateteaching.com/posts/708044

And here are a few articles Heidi has written:

http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2016/05/Why-I-Teach-Empowering-My-Students#.V13QnbsrJD8

https://redesignchallenge.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/when-plain-video-is-not-enough-how-educational-videos-fail-teachers-of-the-dhh-and-their-students/

http://www.kentuckyteacher.org/leadership/guest-columns/2015/04/teacher-leadership-is-about-growing-our-students/

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