Phone: (859) 381-3195


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Shamiah Ford

I had the privilege of becoming the first principal of Coventry Oak Elementary when the doors of our brand new school opened in 2016.  I have servicing in public school education for the last 18 years in Title I schools.  I began my career teaching primary and intermediate grades in the classrooms of Jefferson County and Fayette County.  My administration experience began in 2008.

I was born and raised here in Lexington so I am a product of Fayette County Public Schools.  I completed my undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Louisville, and received a Rank 1 in Instructional Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. 

My passions in education are working with diverse populations of students and families, building a positive school culture and being an instructional leader for educators.  My vision is to implement a non-traditional approach to learning and to personalize learning to meet students’ needs.

In my time away from school, I enjoy relaxing at home with my beautiful kids, traveling with family and spending time with great friends.