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Tania Zivkovic, Art

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Year Started: 2013

Ms. Zivkovic has a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts with a minor in Art History from the University of Kentucky. She also has a Bachelor of Science in the College of Food, Science and Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Mrs. Zivkovic serves on the Discipline Committee at CKS.

Greg Jackson, Band Director, 5th-8th Grade

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Year Started: 2011

Mr. Jackson has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Indiana University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Eastern Kentucky University. He teaches 5th-8th grade band at Christ the King. Mr. Jackson also teaches PreK-8th grade music and 5th-8th grade band at St. Agatha Academy in Winchester and is an assistant band director at Lexington Catholic High School, where he works with the Concert and Symphonic Bands and Percussion Ensemble.

Maria Carty, 2nd - 8th Spanish

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Year Started: 2021

Señora Carty as recently graduated from EKU and spent last year as an assistant at Maxwell Elementary in the Spanish Immersion Program. Her experience with EKU and Maxwell has given her opportunities to be involved in many activities aimed at empowering students and families. Her educational background, coupled with her astuteness of the Latino culture and Spanish language, will be a wonderful asset to our school community.

Jessica Valentino, Music

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Year Started: 2021

Growing up in Rhode Island, Mrs. Valentino attended Catholic schools from grades K-12.

She has a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory, a Master of Music from Longy School of Music, and a Master of Art in Teaching from Rhode Island College. Prior to joining the faculty at CKS, she taught for 8 years in both public and parochial school settings in Massachusetts as a general music teacher, choir director, and string director.

Mrs. Valentino loves sharing the wonderful power of music with her students, including the magic of singing in a chorus together.

Jacquie bobart, technology

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Year Started: 2004

Mrs. Bobart has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Georgetown College. Mrs. Bobart serves on the Discipline Committee and is the yearbook liaison at CKS.

Jordan Ellison, Physical Education

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Year Started: 2017

Mr. Ellison graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion in 2016. He taught P.E. at Good Shepherd in Frankfort before coming to CKS.


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Year Started: 2018

Rebecca has been working in youth ministry for the past 10 years. In 2009, she trained and worked as a missionary in a peer-to-peer youth ministry called National Evangelization Teams (NET) in Australia. Rebecca came to the United States with her husband in late 2014, and since then has served as Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries at the Cathedral of Christ the King. She participated in the Theology of the Body (TOB) certification course at the TOB Institute in Philadelphia PA.