Carrie Fiorella Rogers, Director of Marketing & Communications
Carrie Fiorella Rogers brings a wealth of marketing and communications experience to TEK from her most recent role with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. There, she spent four years assisting in the development of innovative communications strategies to engage the business community in relevant legislative issues. Prior to her communications role at the Chamber, Carrie spent several years as an event planner and also worked in Washington, D.C. as a strategic communications specialist for the federal government. As a native of the Owensboro Public Schools system and a graduate of the University of Kentucky, she has a keen interest in the past, present and future of education in the Commonwealth. Carrie currently lives in Lexington with her husband, Byron and their two very busy children.
Kate Mayfield, Initiative Director
Prior to joining TEK, Kate Mayfield taught English Language Arts for 7 years in Kentucky, first in Fayette, then in Trigg County. While in Lexington, she was a team leader and school representative for district work with the Literacy Design Collaborative. In this role, Kate worked closely with school and district leaders to seamlessly integrate LDC into the implementation of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards. Kate then moved to western Kentucky, teaching middle school Reading and English in Trigg County, a District of Innovation. She served on school and district innovation teams to develop the framework for integrating problem-based and blended learning to ensure that graduates of Trigg County have the 21st century skills necessary for College and Career Readiness. Kate is originally from Louisiana, earning her BA in English Literature from Louisiana State University, and moved to Kentucky after Hurricane Katrina. She holds a MA in Teaching English Language Arts from Eastern Kentucky University and a MA Ed in School Administration from Murray State University. Kate lives in Princeton, Kentucky.