Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman will be the featured speaker for the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce August Power in Partnership Breakfast. The Chamber is hosting its monthly breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on August 6 with a virtual broadcast. The live broadcast will originate from the Commerce Center in the Paducah Bank Community Room. Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital is the sponsor.
The virtual breakfast will be carried live via a social media platform. Details about how to join the call will be released closer to the event date.
Leadership Paducah Class #33 will present the funds from their class project to Starfish Orphan Ministry to be used to provide beds for children in the community. Donald Shively, Superintendent of Paducah Public Schools, and Steve Carter, Superintendent of McCracken County Public Schools, will also speak briefly about their schools plans for opening.
Coleman of Harrodsburg is the 58th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. During her time in office, she is focusing on creating an excellent public education system that will produce the future leaders of Kentucky.
Coleman began her teaching and coaching career in 2008 at Burgin High School, and most recently served as an assistant principal at Nelson County High School. She is only the second educator to be elected lieutenant governor in Kentucky, with her election coming 40 years after former teacher Martha Layne Collins was elected to the same office.
In 2013, she founded Lead Kentucky, a non-profit organization that has helped women attending Kentucky colleges become the next generation of leaders by helping them seek leadership positions on their campuses and across Kentucky. Since its inception, Lead Kentucky has empowered 50 campus ambassadors with 29 different majors on more than a dozen college campuses.
Coleman holds a bachelor's degree in history from Centre College, where she played basketball, and a master's degree in political science from the University of Louisville. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky.