Supporting Candidates Who Support Public Education

Better Schools Kentucky is a political action committee made up of Kentucky teachers. We seek to support pro-public education candidates who will promote what is best for children and public education throughout the Commonwealth.

Better Schools Kentucky recommendations are based on multiple factors, that may include incumbents’ voting records on public education issues, past advocacy for public education, candidate viability, questionnaires, interviews, and other research. After considering these factors, the committee recommends candidates who are strong advocates for children, teachers, and public education; candidates who will listen to the concerns of classroom educators and who feel, as we do, that educators and public schools are important.

Candidate Endorsements

School Board District 1

Jane Doe

Jane a graduate of the Louisville Public School System and the University of Louisville (UofL). Her professional public education experience is vast, having served for nearly 40 years as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal, and central office administrator.
School Board District 2

John Public

John is a proud graduate of Atherton High School (’94), a JCPS parent, an experienced educator, and a community leader with a track record of advocacy for children. He earned a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2009. As a professor of anthropology and urban studies at Spalding University in downtown Louisville, he teaches and mentors hundreds of JCPS graduates.
School Board District 3

Jennifer Person

Jennifer was elected to the Jefferson County Board of Education in November 2018. She is the mother of two JCPS students and previously served two terms on their School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council.

In her private life, Jennifer is a trial lawyer and part owner of Person Smith PLC, a law firm dedicated to the practice of consumer and employment law on behalf of Louisville residents.

School Board District 4

James Individual

James attended public school throughout his entire elementary, middle, and high school education and then graduated from the University of Louisville (UofL) in 2007. During his time at UofL, he met his wife, LeTicia, while completing his bachelor of arts degree in English. Joe completed the JCPS ACES Program before teaching at Wheatley Elementary for four years.
School Board District 1

Jane Doe

Jane a graduate of the Louisville Public School System and the University of Louisville (UofL). Her professional public education experience is vast, having served for nearly 40 years as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal, and central office administrator.
School Board District 2

John Public

John is a proud graduate of Atherton High School (’94), a JCPS parent, an experienced educator, and a community leader with a track record of advocacy for children. He earned a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2009. As a professor of anthropology and urban studies at Spalding University in downtown Louisville, he teaches and mentors hundreds of JCPS graduates.
School Board District 3

Jennifer Person

Jennifer was elected to the Jefferson County Board of Education in November 2018. She is the mother of two JCPS students and previously served two terms on their School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council.

In her private life, Jennifer is a trial lawyer and part owner of Person Smith PLC, a law firm dedicated to the practice of consumer and employment law on behalf of Louisville residents.

School Board District 4

James Individual

James attended public school throughout his entire elementary, middle, and high school education and then graduated from the University of Louisville (UofL) in 2007. During his time at UofL, he met his wife, LeTicia, while completing his bachelor of arts degree in English. Joe completed the JCPS ACES Program before teaching at Wheatley Elementary for four years.