The Promise Academy at William Wells Brown Elementary

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk

    Manny always loved visiting with children in the classroom.
    Oct. 23, 1971 to Dec. 4, 2020

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    Check out our school's Targeted Services Plan and this video on how to be Safe at School: 


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  • Ebony Hutchinson to lead William Wells Brown as new principal

    Ebony Hutchinson Ebony Hutchinson has 16 years of experience in the field of education, having started her career as a primary teacher in the Shelby County Public Schools, where she also served as a district instructional elementary math coach and instructional coach. She joined Fayette County Public Schools in 2013 as a curriculum coach at Garden Springs Elementary before moving to the role of professional growth and effectiveness coach at The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek Elementary School. Hutchinson received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kentucky State University and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and her principal certification from the University of Kentucky.

    “Ms. Hutchinson is a transformational educator who loves and cares deeply about the success of all kids and brings the experience of having contributed to the turnaround of a school similar to William Wells Brown,” said Elementary School Chief Faith Thompson, who oversees the school. “A highly effective educator with a proven track record of success, Ms. Hutchinson understands the issues of equity, access, and opportunity that need be afforded to students and will work in full collaboration with community partners to utilize existing resources. Instructional leadership is one of many strengths Ms. Hutchinson brings to her new position, and she is dedicated and committed to living in the classrooms and working alongside teachers to ensure student success.”

    Superintendent Manny Caulk announced Hutchinson's hiring June 24. She officially took the helm on July 1, 2020.

    First edition of the Colt Communicator, her newsletter to families


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