New Administrators at AES and SFES

New Administrators at AES and SFES
Posted on 02/19/2019
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Superintendent Adkins announces that Allen Elementary (AES) and South Floyd Elementary (SFES) have new assistant principals.


Adkins comments, “We welcome Kyle Shepherd and April Bradford as administrators. While they may be new in these roles, they aren’t new to education as they have almost forty years of experience between them in the classroom and serving other roles.”


Kyle Shepherd is an assistant principal at AES. He has worked in education for fourteen years. Kyle began as a substitute teacher and then became a resource teacher at Renaissance Learning Center (RLC) for a decade. The last few years, Kyle has been at AES. He has worked with students after school as an evening school instructor at RLC and as Extended School Services (ESS) instructor at AES. He is also a instructor for the district on Safe Crisis Management training. . He has coached girls and boys basketball at different levels and served as a regional and state judge for Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) competitions.


Shepherd comments, “I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the students, staff, and community at Allen Elementary. I look forward to continued success at the Eagles' Nest.” Kyle and his wife Nikki live in Prestonsburg with their daughter Peyton and son Coulson.


April Bradford is an assistant principal at SFES. April is a twenty-four year veteran educator, beginning her career at Osborne Elementary. Since 1998, April has taught middle school social studies at SFES. She has coached basketball at all levels and is currently serving as the school’s Athletic Director. In addition to coaching, April has served as team lead and sponsored student councils. She successfully completed the Floyd County Schools Curriculum Instruction and Assessment program and obtained an instructional leadership degree.


Bradford comments, “I’m thankful for the opportunity to work in this new capacity with the fantastic students and staff here at South Floyd. I’m looking forward to learning and growing to be better for our students.” April and her daughter Victoria “Tori” live in Weeksbury.


Adkins concludes, “We’re excited about Kyle and April as new administrators. With new roles comes new enthusiasm for the profession and new sets of eyes to give us different perspectives on what and how we are doing for our students. Lastly, Kyle and April make great connections with students and that’s the kind of administrators that every school district needs.”


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