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Students learning real life work skills Welcome back staff and students! Thank you to KY Innovation Network of London for sponsoring our Coffee Cafe Students Mallory Singleton and Conner Burns were recognized for their outstanding attendance this fall.  Each received a gift card to Starbucks. Students Darrell Williams and Kaitlyn Day utilize the Anatomage table to study the human nervous system Allied Health Science student Kennedy Stone poses with Dr. Oakley of Oakley Chiropractic Center of London Students in the Biomedical Science program recently toured the campus of Lincoln Memorial University Students learn through hands on experience about the ways to move patients safely and comfortably Callie Cornett and Tessa Manning display a sheep kidney they recently dissected

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Welcome to the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI). Our team of faculty and staff are prepared to deliver a rigorous and challenging learning environment for students. We have developed a school culture that embraces the concept of student engagement, inclusion, and collaboration. Our highly qualified faculty members with content specializations in English, math, or technical education are able to deliver their instructional content while also integrating components connected ...
James Davis
Dr. James Davis, Principal at CFI
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Davis Named KY Colonel Photo of Dr. Davis being presented the KY colonel certificate by former student Houston Nolan
The beginning of a new school year is always full of excitement for students and staff.   Sometimes the excitement is combined with a surprise.  On Friday, August 10, Dr. Davis was pleasantly surprised when he was awarded the honor of being named a Kentucky Colonel.   Dr. Davis was nominated for the honor by former Laurel County Center for Innovation (CFI) student, Houston Nolan, and the nomination was affirmed by Governor Matt Bevin. “To say that I was humbled, moved, and brought to tears is an understatement,” exclaimed Davis.  
Joining in the recognition in front of a large audience of students was Dr. Bennett, Laurel County Schools Superintendent.  Dr. Bennett shared kind words of encouragement and acknowledgment of Davis’ work at the CFI. “Today, is one of those very special moments in a career that has spanned over 25 years of service,” said Davis.
Congratulations, Dr. Davis!


***Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Commissions for Kentucky Colonels are given by the Governor to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state, or the nation.

Laurel County Center for Innovation (CFI)

Team 2019-20


CFI Staff Photo

Front L-R: Kate Ray, English; Tammy Jones, Health Science; Deana Nantz, English; Jennifer Robinson, English; Debbie Moore, Administrative Clerk; Kristy Reid, Mathematics; Samantha Bryant, Mathematics/Computer Science; Jessica Davis, English; Chandra Lawson, Engineering Technology.

Back L-R: Shane Smith, Media Technology; Clay Massey, Collaboration; Gary Karr, Industrial Technology; Jackie Robinson, Mathematics; James M. Davis, Principal; T.J. Scheithauer, Mathematics; Danny Stamper, Instructional Assistant; Ranson Shinn, Custodian; Not pictured Ed Bowling, Health Science; Vickie Hobbs, TEDS Analyst; Janie Mynk, Counselor; and Scott Weaver, Custodian.

CFI Team Utilize Summer 2019 for Professional Development

The faculty of the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) utilized the summer to participate in several professional development learning activities, including individual seminars, full-day training sessions, week-long conferences, and textbook publication content reviews.  “I am exceedingly proud of the faculty for their taking part in professional learning activities and developing their pedagogical skills for improving classroom instruction,” remarked, Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal.

CFI faculty participated in math, computer science, English, technology, and industrial manufacturing workshops. Faculty also participated in graduate-level college courses to enhance their credentials, as well as various other specialized sessions at the Advanced Placement Institute sponsored by the College Board and the Kentucky Association of Career Technical Education summer conference. Additionally, Mrs. Tammy Jones, MSN, RN, a health science instructor at the CFI provided content review for the upcoming Mosby’s Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants 8th edition of the Medicaid Nurse Aide (MNA) program training textbook, while Dr. James M. Davis reviewed content in the upcoming college textbook authored by Janet Belsey, Experiencing Childhood and Adolescence  with Worth Publishers.

Each year the CFI has a new hashtag motto to promote positive school culture and a pursuit of excellence. The motto for 2019-2020 is #WeGotThis.

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    Character Word of the Month

    August Word of the Month- Fairness with descriptions:  Follow the rules, take turns and share, be open-minded, listen to others, be impartial when making decisions