Paula Smith, Principal
Principal Paula Smith has a Bachelor’s degree in Middle School Education, a Master’s degree in Middle School Social Studies Education, and an Ed.S. degree and Rank I in Educational Leadership from the University of Kentucky.
Mrs. Smith was named one of the state’s top history teachers by the Kentucky Historical Society and Who’s Who among American Teachers. She was also awarded the Alice Lloyd College Education Award and received the national honor on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for the National Energy Education District (NEED) School of the Year. She has led students to KYA, KUNA, National History Day, and annual trips to Washington, D.C. She has been a SACS Accreditation Chairperson, KTIP Resource Teacher, and KTIP Principal. She has also led students and families on many international tours and has traveled abroad extensively.
Amy smith, dean of the faculty
Mrs. Smith holds a Bachelor's degree in Middle School Education from Pikeville College, and a Master's in Library Science from Eastern Kentucky University. She has spent the majority of her career in parochial schools in the Diocese of Lexington, teaching science and social studies, and serving as a Library Media Specialist in both public and parochial schools.
In 2012, she embarked upon her passion of leadership where she served as an Assistant Principal for two years. During this time, she completed her Rank I at Morehead State University with an Ed.S. degree, including the completion of her Principal certification. Mrs. Smith also holds a level 1 certification as Instructional Supervisor and Director of Pupil Personnel.
It is with excitement and honor that she welcomes the opportunity to serve at Christ the King School. She is dedicated in acting as a servant-leader to both the school and the larger community.
michelle klein, dean of students
Mrs. Klein has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Miami University in Ohio. She holds a Master's degree in School Psychology and a Specialist in Education - concentration School Psychology - both from Georgia State University. Mrs. Klein has a Rank I certification in Education.
For sixteen years, Mrs. Klein has served in the field of education as a School Psychologist in Georgia and Kentucky. She also has worked as a District Data Analysis/RtI Coordinator; District Gifted and Talented Coordinator; and Federal Grant Coordinator here in Kentucky. She was a Lead Member of CKSEC Autism Cadre, and has been a presenter across Central Kentucky, speaking on data analysis and Response to Intervention. Mrs. Klein was named Central Kentucky Special Education Cooperative's Outstanding Educator of the Year award for 2009-2010.
Mrs. Klein welcomes the opportunity to serve the students, parents and entire staff at Christ the King School.
Christine gibson, School Guidance Counselor
Year Started: 2015
Mrs. Gibson has a bachelor's degree in English and French Education from Purdue University. Her master's degree in School Counseling and doctorate in Educational Leadership are from The University of Southern Mississippi.
Mrs. Gibson has spent her whole career in education, teaching ten years at the middle school and high school levels and nine years at the college level teaching future teachers. She has served on KTIP committees as a resource teacher and as a teacher educator. Mrs. Gibson has two young children, and when she has any free time she enjoys writing. She has written two books published by Liguori Publications: Saints on Call: Everyday Devotions for Moms, and Stay Mr. and Mrs. After You're Mom and Dad.