OVEC/UofL Partnership

The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) and UofL Partnership is coordinated by Dr. John Finch. In 1991, UofL, the CEHD, and OVEC formed a partnership to deliver improved professional development to the 13 districts that were in OVEC region at that time. Over the years, the partnership has expanded to include additional services and opportunities. Among these are grants, committees, leadership and participation in the Content Networks, (which support the Kentucky Core Academic Standards). OVEC collaborates with the CEHD on facilitating teacher recruitment, leadership initiatives, and faculty research efforts. Although not an inclusive list, some of the activities and services are:

Learn more about the collaborative work between OVEC and the CEHD.


P-16 Council Design Teams/Committees:

Geneva A. Stark, Ph.D.
CEHD, Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education
Office: 502-852-1814
E-mail: geneva.stark@louisville.edu

Chrissy Jones, Chief Academic Officer and Deputy CEO
Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative
P.O. Box 1249, 100 Alpine Drive
Shelbyville, KY 40066
Office: 502-647-3533, x266
E-mail: cjones@ovec.org

  • Closing the Achievement Gap
  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Mathematics - Middle/High
  • Leadership - Aspiring Principals' Academy

Teacher Recruitment and Support:

  • Educator Recruitment Fairs, Field Placement, Student Teacher Placements, and Student Teacher Scholarships - Robin Lipsey, 502-852-0336
  • Alternative Certification - Stefanie Wooten-Burnett, 502-852-0623

Professional Development and Support:

  • Cognitive Coaching - Maggie McGatha, 502-852-3408
  • Math Cadres - Chrissy Jones
  • Math MATTERS Advisory Committee - Chrissy Jones
  • Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) - Cody Windhorst, 502-852-2615
  • Collaboration with Special Education - Terry Scott, 502-852-0576 and Carrie Beerdon, 502-647-3533, ext 218
  • Collaboration with Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC) - (Design and implement cardres)
  • Teach America History Grant - Glenn Manns, 502-647-3533, ext 252
  • Continuing Education Option (CEO) (Rank Change)
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification (NBC) (Rank Change) - Sarah Monarch, 502-647-3533, ext 229

Leadership Initiatives and Support:

  • Ed.D Practicioner's Cohort - Kyle Ingle, 502-852-6097
  • Serve on University Educator Preparation Committee - Robin Lipsey

Committee Work (other than what is listed above):

  • Attend CEHD Teaching and Learning Department meetings
  • Serve on grant committees

The partnership has also created a coordinated mechanism for OVEC districts and schools to be provided services by the UofL College of Education and Human Development faculty and for the faculty to have access to OVEC districts and schools for research or services. Follow the link for a Research Request or Service Request through the UofL site. It provides a form to be completed and sent to Chrissy Jones at OVEC or to John Finch at the CEHD. Instructions are given at the web site. Once the information on the form is reviewed, the Request for Research or Services will be processed.

For questions about any of these initiatives on this page, please contact Chrissy Jones at OVEC, 502-647-3533, ext 266.