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ryan mccoyFrom the Principal

I am thankful and honored to be the principal of Engelhard Elementary School. I am eager to serve Engelhard’s students, families, staff and the community. 
I am a native of Louisville and a graduate of Eastern High School. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Kentucky State University, my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Kentucky and my doctorate degree in Leadership Education from Spalding University. I taught at Watterson Elementary School prior to becoming the assistant principal at Blake Elementary School where I served for three years.
I look forward to working with the entire school community. The focus of our decision making must be what is best for students. By working together, we can take Engelhard to greater heights and ensure all students have an opportunity to achieve their highest potential.          
I value spending time with my family. My wife, Kortney, and I have three children (Raegan, Ryleigh, and Ryan Jr.). We enjoy spending time together and doing activities as a family. 

Ryan McCoy, Principal

Assistant Principal

head shot of assistantIt is a privilege to work at Engelhard Elementary and I feel blessed to be part of this amazing school community. I was born and raised in Louisville. I earned my bachelor's degree from Lindsey Wilson College and received other degrees from Georgetown College, University of Louisville, and Bellarmine University. I have worked in Jefferson County Public Schools since 2006 as a special education teacher and resource teacher. I became the assistant principal at Engelhard Elementary in September of 2019. I am married to my wife Tara and I am a proud father of our three children Dare, Guy, and Anabel. I enjoy sports, being outdoors, and spending time with family.

Nicholas Drexler, Assistant Principal

Counselor

About Ms. Knight:

teri knightI was born and raised in Louisville, but my family is originally from Alabama. I graduated from Jefferson County Public Schools have degrees from the University of Louisville, Spalding University and Indiana University Southeast. Before being selected to serve as the Engelhard school counselor in 2011, I was a social worker and a special education teacher. I am the proud mother of one daughter, Chelsea, who is currently away in college studying photojournalism. I am an avid shopper and love finding good deals. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family on weekends and holidays.

Teri Knight, Counselor
Serving 463 students in grades K–5

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What specific services are available through my child’s counselor?

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What is the best way to talk with my child’s counselor?
A parent should set up an appointment to see his or her child’s counselor by phone, e-mail, fax, or letter. 

What is the best way for my child to talk with his or her counselor?
The best way is for students to make an appointment with clerical staff and the counselor through the Counseling Office. If it is an emergency, they should contact a teacher or general office staff member immediately and let them know of their need to see their counselor. 

What else can I learn about the services and programs offered by JCPS?
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