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Elaine Farris, Bureau of Learning and Results Services

Elaine Farris is deputy commissioner in the state education department’s Bureau of Learning and Results Services. Farris became Kentucky’s first African-American school district superintendent when she was named Shelby County superintendent in 2004.

An Eastern Kentucky University graduate, Farris has nearly 30 years of experience in education. She has served as elementary director in Fayette County, elementary principal and assistant principal in Clark County, and health and physical education teacher in Clark County.

Farris was recently appointed to the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television, KET’s governing board.

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    Renee speaks with Elaine Farris, deputy commissioner in the state Education Department’s Bureau of Learning and Results Services.