August 2021

Last Updated: 8/10/2021 5:30 PM

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Dr. Susan Short is Arnett's New Principal
Lindeman is Re-RAMPed
Ms. Stacey Cooper Selected as Howell's Instructional Coach
EES Nutrition Department has New Facebook Page
Discounted Internet Service
Festival of Hope Scheduled
Eviction Prevention Resources Available


Dr. Short

Dr. Susan Short selected as principal of Arnett Elementary School 

The Arnett Elementary School Site-Based Decision-Making Council (SBDM) has unanimously selected Dr.
Susan Short as the school’s new principal.

Dr. Short comes to Arnett from Stephens Elementary School in Boone County, where she most recently served as Assistant Principal. In her twenty years in education, Dr. Short has also served as a Special Education teacher at the middle and elementary school levels, coordinator of interventions and Title I programs, an RtI point person, and an intervention specialist.

"I am thrilled to have Dr. Short join the Arnett Elementary and Erlanger-Elsmere Schools family,” said Mr. Chad Molley, Superintendent. “Building strong, meaningful relationships with staff, students, and families is a priority for Dr. Short as the principal of Arnett Elementary School. She also believes in providing equitable access to rigorous instruction with the necessary support for students to meet high expectations for learning. These core beliefs will be a catalyst for staff and student growth and are consistent with the mission, vision, and the focus of our curriculum and instruction."

Dr. Short has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree along with teaching certification in Special Education. She completed her Doctorate in Education in 2015. She resides in Hebron with her husband, Steve, and two youngest sons. Her family also includes three adult children, two grandchildren, and a third grandchild due this winter.



Lindeman is Re-RAMPed

Lindeman Elementary was recognized at the American School Counselors Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas for continuing to meet all the requirements to be a RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) school. Lindeman is one of 13 Kentucky schools to receive this recognition. 

The Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment.

It takes an entire school collaborating with an aligned counseling program to achieve RAMP. Counselors work to develop their programs to ensure they are evidence-based, research-based, and aligned with the process. Schools achieving this designation spend 80%of their time strategically and intentionally working proactively and interactively with students.

Our school counselor, Ms. Kathy Koerner has worked hard to create a program that is focused on meeting student needs and ensuring their success,” said Mrs. Angie Gabbard, Lindeman’s principal. 

Lindeman joins the district’s other three elementary schools – Arnett, Howell, and Miles – and Tichenor Middle School in maintaining RAMP recognition of their exceptional service to our district’s students.  


Mrs. Cooper

Stacey Cooper selected as Instructional Coach at Howell Elementary School

Mrs. Stacey Cooper has been selected as Instructional Coach at Howell Elementary School. 

Mrs. Cooper assumes the role with more than 10 years of experience teaching at the elementary level. She has been a part of Erlanger-Elsmere Schools since 2016, serving as a fifth-grade teacher at Miles Elementary. 

"We are excited to have Mrs. Cooper join the leadership team at Howell Elementary School,” said Mr. Chad Molley, Superintendent. “Her strong background in math instruction and intervention will allow her to have an immediate impact on curriculum and instruction throughout the building. Ms. Cooper will play an integral role in meeting our academic goals at Howell, and we look forward to the growth of our staff and students in the coming years.”

Ms. Tiffany Gruen, Howell’s principal, echoes Mr. Molley’s sentiment. 

“We are so excited to welcome Mrs. Cooper to the Dorothy Howell team,” Ms. Gruen said. “Her strengths-based approach to helping every child reach high expectations will be a wonderful support for our students, staff, and families, further building on all that Howell Elementary has to offer our community.”

Mrs. Cooper graduated from Thomas More College with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Leadership and Technology. She also holds an endorsement for Teacher Leader. 

Mrs. Cooper is married to Mr. Brandon Cooper, science teacher at Lloyd High School. The Coopers live in Erlanger with their two children, Lily and Wesley, along with two dogs, a bearded dragon, and a beta fish.  

EES Nutrition Department has new Facebook page!

The Erlanger-Elsmere Schools School Nutrition Department has created its own page to share the most interesting, relevant, and up-to-date news about its offerings. You're invited to "like" this new page to get all the news you need about food and nutrition within our school district!

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You may be eligible for discounted internet service

The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount toward broadband Internet service along with a one-time discount to purchase an applicable device. 

If your child receives free or reduced lunch, your family is likely eligible for this benefit, even if you are already paying for Internet service. In order to qualify, please ensure you have a Household Income Form (HIF) on file with our school district, and that you’re eligible based on that form. 

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Festival of Hope

Save the date!

The Westwood family has announced the annual Chelsea Ryann Festival of Hope will be held on Sunday, October 17 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Scheben Gymnasium on the campus of Lloyd Memorial High School. 


COVID Rent Relief

Eviction prevention resources available

If you’re looking for help with housing costs, you’re not alone. Help is available. State and local organizations are distributing federal rental assistance in our community. Click here for more details...