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One on One: ‘The Future of Kentucky’s Economy is in Our Classroom Today’

Leaders should prioritize early childhood education and pay equity to move economy forward, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman says Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman , a native of Mercer County, Ky., is an educator, basketball coach, writer and nonprofit founder. She lives in Frankfort with her husband and children.

The daughter of a former state representative, Coleman was taught early on to help those in need. She is an advocate for public education and encourages young women to step into leadership roles.

Coleman was as a high school teacher, basketball coach and school administrator before being elected lieutenant governor in 2019. She led her basketball teams to five consecutive record-breaking seasons and one appearance in the Sweet 16. She earned regional Coach of the Year honors in 2015.

In 2013, Coleman founded the nonprofit Lead Kentucky, which empowers and encourages college women to seek leadership positions on their campuses and later in their professional fields.

As lieutenant governor and Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Coleman is focused on creating a comprehensive cradle-to-career public education and job training system that will produce Kentucky’s future leaders. She also concentrates on the many challenges facing rural Kentucky.

Coleman is currently pursuing […]

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