Ann tramontin bruggeman, Principal

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Year Started: 2021

An alum of both CKS and Lexington Catholic High School, Mrs. Bruggeman has demonstrated a true passion for Catholic education. Ann is a lifelong member of Christ the King Parish and eloquently expressed how her Catholic education has enhanced her own faith and formation. She considers being a servant leader in Catholic Schools a blessing, and she is committed to working with the faith community to fulfill the mission of Christ the King School.

In addition to being a Lexington Catholic alum, she has served in a variety of roles at LC over her 24 year career as a Catholic school educator. Most recently she has served as the Assistant Principal of Student Life and the Director of Exemplar Scholars. Throughout her tenure at Lexington Catholic, she has been successful in the science classroom as a teacher, a capable coach of tennis, a strong administrator as Assistant Principal & Assistant Athletic Director, and an innovative Director of Development & Alumni Relations. All of these roles have provided Ann experience that will be valuable as the principal at Christ the King.

Mrs. Bruggeman has a Bachelors of Science from Transylvania University as well as a Masters of Education from Georgetown College. Ann is married to Kevin Bruggeman and they have two children, Tony and Lucy.

Amy smith, dean of the faculty

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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.

Kelley Taylor '01, DEAN OF STUDENTS

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Year Started: 2009

Mrs. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Middle School English and Language Arts from Georgetown College. She also has a Master's degree in Teacher Leadership with an endorsement in Gifted Education from Georgetown College.

Prior to starting her role as Dean of Students, Mrs. Taylor served as a CKS classroom teacher beginning in 2009, during which time she was awarded the Region 11 (Central KY) Outstanding Civic Education Leadership award and was named a Kentucky Colonel in March 2011. She was also named Edmodian of the Year for 2013.

Christine gibson, School Guidance Counselor

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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.

TRACY CUPOLO, Preschool director

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Year Started: 1996

Mrs. Cupolo has a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Pathology and a degree in Elementary Education from EKU. She also has a Master's degree in Elementary reading Instruction through the University of the Cumberlands. Mrs. Cupolo has presented at the national I Teach K conference, OCEA conference, and co-authored Stirring Up Literacy: A Guide to Teaching Emergent Reading. She also serves as director of the after school program, chairs the Stewardship Committee and organizes the Summer camps at CKS.

Lindsey ball, Marketing, Admissions & Communications Director

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Year Started: 2021

Mrs. Ball graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Strategic Communications and brings with her more than 10 years of marketing experience. She is skilled at managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced agency environment, while remaining organized and meeting the needs of various clients at the same time

Most recently she was the Digital Strategist for TOPS Marketing Group where she was responsible for digital campaign implementation, social media content development and digital strategy for brands throughout Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati. Prior to her work at TOPS she was an Account Supervisor at Zipie, a digital agency in Lexington, KY, and worked on key accounts like Ford Motor Company where she organized their PGA sponsored activation at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.