Carrollton, Ky. - May 22, 2020 - Superintendent Danny Osborne has selected Wayne Sizemore as the new director of special education for the Carroll County School District. Sizemore has served as DOSE for the Breathitt County School District since 2005.
“Mr. Sizemore comes to us with a wealth of experience,” Osborne said. “The director of special education position is extremely important, and we are thrilled to have someone like Mr. Sizemore step into the role.”
Sizemore currently serves as DOSE of the Breathitt County School District, where he supervises the school district’s special education program. During his time there, he assisted in the district’s turnaround status from a Kentucky Department of Education State Managed District to a State Assisted District. Sizemore began his career as a speech-language pathologist in the Leslie County School District in 1999.
“I have been really fortunate in my career in public education, and I believe that communication and building relationships are the keys,” Sizemore said. “Being a speech-language pathologist, I have worked in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and more. All of those experiences have reinforced the importance of strong communication. Education is about building strong relationships with families and carrying those relationships over to the school system.”
Sizemore is a 1996 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he studied communication disorders. He went on to earn graduate degrees from East Tennessee State University (communication disorders) and University of the Cumberlands (DOSE Certification). Sizemore also holds a superintendent certification from the University of Kentucky.
A member of numerous professional organizations, Sizemore is the current president-elect of the Kentucky Council of Administrators of Special Education. He also serves as an executive board member of the Kentucky Council of Exceptional Children.
“Mr. Sizemore is a great addition to our team,” Osborne said. “We are sorry to see Ms. Kathy Bieger go, but we wish her all the best in her retirement. She has done an incredible job as DOSE, and I am confident that our special education department and our school district are heading for great things.”
Sizemore’s duties as director of special education begin July 1.