Lighthouse Names New Director

February 21, 2011

Dr. Ophelia T. Scott Appointed Program Director/Coordinator For Lighthouse Community Center

Dr. Ophelia T. Scott has been appointed Program Director/Coordinator of the Lighthouse Community Center, effective January 26, 2011.
Dr. Scott received her BS Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisville, her Masters of Education in Reading Instruction from University of Louisville, and her PHD in Educational Leadership, also from University  of Louisville.
Dr. Scott retired from the Jefferson County Public School System after 30 years. Seventeen of those years were in the classroom. For two years, she was on loan to the Kentucky Department of Education, where she was responsible for administration of the State Even Start Family Literacy Program, and for providing information to State Schools for implementation of KERA for elementary schools. For five years, she served as instructional support, as a teacher coach, and the last six years as a Certified Personnel Specialist responsible for recruiting, training and retaining teachers for elementary and special schools.
After her retirement from the Jefferson County School System, Dr. Scott worked for the University of  Louisville and Bellarmine College as a student teacher supervisor/liaison for two years. After that, she worked at Ivy Tech Community College as Program Chair, Education, where she was responsible for developing courses of study and teaching students in Elementary Education.
At a recent Board Meeting, Dr. Scott commented, “My first and second weeks here have been very enlightening.” Her next few weeks are likely to be even more exciting and enlightening as she is heavily involved in the planning and organizing the moving of Lighthouse operations from our current facility to our new 18,600 sq. ft. building (hopefully in early March).
The entire Lighthouse Board, Staff, and especially the kids, are excited and happy to have Dr. Scott on board.