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Melba Kaye Parker

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  • Associate Director, KECSAC


Contact Information

  • Department: KECSAC FY18
  • Office: Martin House
  • Mailing Address: Martin House
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-0011


Kaye Parker returned to KECSAC in 2008 in the role of Associate Director. Kaye originally joined the KECSAC team in 2003 and has served in a variety of positions, including Communication and Reporting Specialist and Communication and Development Coordinator. She also has experience in developing and planning professional development trainings for educators in KECSAC programs. Kaye was instrumental in developing the KECSAC Program Improvement Tool as well as the companion SIDE (Standards, Indicators, Descriptors and Evidence) document that provides program improvement guidance to KECSAC programs.

Kaye believes all children deserve the best educational experience possible and believes KECSAC has an obligation to meet the educational needs of Kentucky's at-risk youth. Her experience in working with KECSAC and the educational programs that serve at-risk youth makes her a valuable asset to the KECSAC team.

As Associate Director, Kaye serves as the primary administrative supervisor in the KECSAC office. She also assists in compliance with state regulations governing alternative education in Kentucky, while providing consultative services to school district personnel across the state on policy issues and compliance.

Prior to returning to KECSAC, Kaye worked for the Kentucky School Board Association. As a Policy Consultant and primary eMeeting trainer, Kaye worked with district superintendents, local boards and support staff to ensure district policies and procedures were in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations and trained district personnel on eMeeting, KSBA’s electronic board meeting program.

Kaye earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky as well as a BA in Technical Writing from Eastern Kentucky University. Kaye earned her Masters in Public Administration degree from EKU in the spring of 2009.

Kaye has served as past president for the Madison County Court Appointed Special Advocates and has spent fifteen years volunteering with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.

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