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Guidance

 

Mrs. Jody Asher

Registrar

Mrs. Asher has been a Panther since 2008.  Prior to becoming the registrar, she worked as the school's data clerk.  All three of Mrs. Asher's children, Maddie, Reagan, and Tyler, are EJH graduates.  She recently completed the district's Aspiring Leaders program for classified staff.  Mrs. Asher is from Webster, IN.

Degrees and certifications:

  • High school: Northeastern High School

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Ms. Rania Damra

Social worker

Ms. Damra has been a Panther since 2023.

Degrees and certifications:

  • Bachelors: University of Kentucky, social work
  • Masters: University of Kentucky, social work

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Mr. Alan Ford

Guidance counselor

Mr. Ford has been a Panther since 2004.  Prior to being one of the inaugural members of the EJH faculty, Mr. Ford served as the Youth Services Center coordinator at Bryan Station Middle School and worked at as the SAFE teacher at Tates Creek Elementary School.  His oldest daughter, Elliot, is an EJH class of 2017 graduate, and youngest daughter Tatum, is a part of the Class of 2019.  He is the school's Infinite Campus building coach and head golf team coach.  Mr. Ford is from Lexington, KY.

Degrees and certifications:

  • Bachelors: University of Kentucky, social work
  • Masters: University of Kentucky, social work

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Ms. Timia Gardner

Guidance counselor

Ms. Gardner has been a Panther since 2020.  Previously, Ms. Gardner has experience in school systems in Kentucky, New Jersey, and Georgia.  She possesses an array of experience in the school setting, including a special education teacher, school social worker, behaviorist, and transition specialist.  In Fayette County, she has worked as a school social worker, Family Resource and Youth Services Center coordinator, home school liaison, and coordinator for the special education parent resource center.  Ms. Gardner sponsors Panther Men of Quality and is from Lexington, KY. 

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelors: Eastern Kentucky University, corrections and juvenile justice
  • Masters: University of Kentucky, social work

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Ms. Jonna Hayden

Guidance counselor

Mrs. Hayden has been a Panther since 2013.  She was previously the Youth Services Center coordinator and guidance counselor at Leestown Middle School.  She also worked as a social worker in Chicago.  Mrs. Hayden's son Josh is a Class of 2015 EJH graduate.  She serves as the school's building assessment coordinator.  Mrs. Hayden is from Hartford, KY.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelors: Georgetown College, psychology
  • Masters: University of Kentucky, social work

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Mrs. Carla Mack

Youth Services Center coordinator 

Mrs. Mack has been a Panther since 2016.  Prior to joining EJH, she served as the Youth Services Center coordinator at the original Athens Elementary School and at Athens-Chilesburg Elementary school since its opening.  All three of her sons, Jack, Clif, and Langston, are EJH graduates.  She is the sponsor for the Legacy Equine Academy, Real Girls Stand Strong and Panther Men of Quality (PMQ) and is our community liaison. In 2022, Mrs. Mack was awarded the Harry J. Cowherd Center of Excellence by the Cabinet for Families and Children for her tireless work with your Youth Services Center.  Mrs. Mack is from Lexington, KY.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelors: University of Kentucky, social work

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Mrs. Kylie Qualls

District mental health specialist

Mrs. Qualls has been a Panther since 2023.  She has previously lived in Taipain, Tawain, where she served as a kindergarten teacher.  She also worked in community mental health for over a decade before joining FCPS.  Mrs. Qualls is from Lexington, KY.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelors: Transylvania University, psychology
  • Masters: Transylvania University, school psychology
  • Masters: University of Kentucky, social work

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Ms. Jenny Walker

School psychologist

Ms. Walker has been a Panther since 2023. She is from Richmond, KY and began her career with Loudon County Schools near Knoxville, TN where she worked for four years before moving back to Kentucky where she accepted a position with Fayette County Public Schools. Walker has worked in both elementary and middle schools. Both of her parents live in Richmond, KY. Walker also has a younger brother and two nephews (the oldest is 2 and the youngest is 6 months).

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelors: Eastern Kentucky University, psychology
  • Masters: Eastern Kentucky University, clinical psychology
  • Masters: Eastern Kentucky University, general psychology
  • Specialist: Eastern Kentucky University, school psychology

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