Youlanda Cumings Washington is the Kentucky Community Superintendent, responsible for the Fort Campbell and Fort Knox Schools. Dr. Washington, a graduate of Fort Knox High School, counts it an honor and a privilege to serve the military-connected students, parents and staff of the Kentucky Community Schools at Fort Campbell and Ft Knox.
Dr. Washington’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master’s of Arts and a Rank I from Western Kentucky University. In 2002, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from University of Louisville. In 2004, she was awarded the Morphet Dissertation Award for the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year. Dr. Washington’s dissertation, titled “Women in School Leadership: A Study of Female Superintendents in Kentucky,” focused on the role of a superintendent and the role of women in leadership.
Dr. Washington began her career as a sixth grade teacher at Macdonald Middle School, where she taught for 16 years and served as the speech and debate coach. In 1992, she became principal of Pierce Elementary School at Fort Knox. In 2003, she was selected by the Kentucky Department of Education to serve in the Kentucky Minority Superintendent Internship program as an assistant superintendent in Oldham County Schools, Buckner, Kentucky. Dr. Washington returned to Fort Knox in 2004 as the principal of Macdonald Intermediate School. In 2013, she was transferred to Scott Middle School, where she served as principal.
In addition to [43-?] years of experience as a teacher and administrator, Dr. Washington has several publications to her credit. She has authored several articles related to quality management and quality leadership and produced educational videos focused on cooperative learning. Her publications have been presented at the American Educational Research Association (AREA) conferences and published in the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Washington is married to Joe I. Washington, Jr. They have two sons and one daughter-in-law, Joe (Tisha) and Kevin, and three grandchildren. She enjoys writing and, in addition to her educational publications, has authored several books.
Fort Knox schools are a part of the Kentucky Community in the DoDEA Americas Southeast District. The mission of the Fort Knox Community Schools is to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
We employ the process of Total Quality Education throughout our school system, which results in growth and improvement through the use of data, stakeholder involvement, and consensus building.
We desire to maximize student successes and to help students develop to their fullest potential. Mastery Learning, a key concept embedded in every school, offers students opportunities for success through reteaching and retesting. Earned success for every student is the goal, and our parents are key to all efforts and successes.
|School||Office Hours||Student Hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
|Student Hours: Thursday|
Van Voorhis ES
|7:30 am - 4:00 pm||
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
8:30 am - 11:15 am
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:15 am
|Kingsolver ES||7:30 am - 4:00 pm||8:30 am - 3:15 pm||8:30 am - 2:00 pm|
|Scott IS||7:00 am - 3:30 pm||8:30 am - 3:15pm||8:30 am - 2:00 pm|
|Fort Knox MHS||7:00 am - 3:30 pm||7:25 am - 2:35 pm||7:25 am - 1:20 pm|
Our schools are fully supported by significant hardware, software, and technology staff at both the district and the school levels. Each school has a high-speed network that enables computer users to access programs and files on servers and to share devices, such as laser printers. Every school has a computer lab, and the larger schools have two labs. The computer to student ratio is 1 to 2. School computers have broadband Internet access.
In addition, every school has a digital network that brings Kentucky Educational Television programs into the classroom. All schools have closed circuit and cable television programs. For instruction, every school has numerous TVs, VCRs, DVD players, SMARTboards/whiteboards, and projectors. Wi-Fi is available, and media centers are areas for students to check out electronically the textbooks or any other books they need.
May 08, 2020
The students received their caps and gowns early May 6 and began coming into the school one family at a time in 30-minute increments later that day to film their graduation ceremony. Read More
May 08, 2020
In lieu of the normal graduation procedures, school officials will host a “Graduation Parade” in honor of the 2020 senior graduating class Read More
February 24, 2020
The theme was "Rotary Connects The Word". Read More
On January 1, 1932, Congress designated Camp Knox as a permanent garrison and changed the name to Fort Knox. The post's Commander, Brigadier General Julian R. Lindsey (1932-34), established the Fort Knox Dependent Schools and appointed three school board members. Students were educated in tarpaper shacks. By 1935, enrollment had reached 85. In that year, a two-year high school was started. The first graduating class of 1936 consisted of four male students.
Approximately 1,550 students attend four schools:
|Pamela Harris||Guidance Counselor||502-624-7030||Fort Knox Schools|
|Facilities||502-624-2346 x4133||Fort Knox Schools|
|Community Transportation Office||Transportation||(270) 439-1927||Fort Knox Schools|
|Gabby Weatherford||School Meals Program||502-624-7912||Fort Knox Schools|