• Alert:

    Menifee County Schools will follow the recommendation of Governor Beshear and will begin our school year with online instruction only on August 26th.  Although we hoped to offer in-person classes, that is not possible at this time, so we will support our students in making online learning the best educational experience possible. We will continue to update our community as we approach possible in-person start dates based on future guidance. 

    With these changes, we will be making adjustments to our plans for “Parent Nights” to offer more guidance for all students. Please watch the Menifee County District Website and Facebook page for updates on dates and times for picking up Chromebooks and other materials. 

    Additionally, please see earlier information on our website and Facebook page regarding online registration. This information should be completed for all students. There is additional information about support and assistance with online registration included in the registration document. 

    The faculty and staff of Menifee County Schools are looking forward to the 20-21 school year. Although it is not what we had envisioned for our students, we are dedicated to serving our students and families to the best of our abilities and making online learning a positive experience.

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Email: jim.bean@menifee.kyschools.us

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I am a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, where I attended Lockland High School, playing football, wrestling, baseball and tennis.  I was also a member of the band program, which included marching band and steel drum band.  

I attended Berea College from 1993-1997, graduating with a Bachelors in Music.  

I received my masters in Special Education from Campbellsville University in 2007

I received my masters in Music Education from University of the Cumberlands in 2010.

I received my Director of Special Education Certification, Level I,  from Campbellsville University in 2017.

My teaching career includes:

-2 years at JT Alton Middle School in Hardin Co, where I taught Special Education and was the head football Coach

-9 1/2 years at Russell County High School, where I taught all core content classes in collaborative and resource settings, and also taught arts and humanities classes, and was the choral director.  I worked with the marching band as a brass staff person for 4 seasons.  I also coached football and track for 5 years.

-Outside of teaching, I have also worked for 4 years for the state Department of Mental Health and Retardation at the Communities at Oakwood in Somerset, KY, as a case manager and as a residental home manager.

-I joined the outstanding staff of Menifee County Elementary at the start of January, 2016, where I spent the spring semester, 2016, teaching ESS classes, World Cultures Classes, and conduct RTI classes in math at Menifee Elementary.

-From School Year 2016-17 to School Year 2019-2020, I was a resource/Special Education Teacher for Botts Elementary. 

I co-taught and provided services for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade.  I also have worked in the after-school CHAMPS program, both for academic services, as well as music-related activities.  

For School Year 2020-21, the last year of Botts Elementary School, I will be teaching a 5th grade regular education class at Menifee Elementary, due to COVID-19 concerns.  I am excited for this change in my teaching career, as well as the challenges that this school year will bring!  Challenges = Triumphs

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