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JCTA was established in 1968 and for over fifty years we continue to be the collective bargaining agent for over 6,000 certified personnel employees of the Jefferson County Public Schools. We represent teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists in every one of the public schools throughout Jefferson County. 


Our JCTA Mission:
• Organize and Empower Public Educators
• Promote Success for Every Learner
• Serve as the Active Voice for Excellence in Public Education
• Advocate for the Rights and Interests of Members
• Advance Human, Civil, and Economic Rights for All


» KEA and NEA Delegate Biographies

Please click the links below to review the biographies of those who are interested in representing JCTA at the KEA Delegate Assembly:

KEA Delegate Assembly Delegate Biographies


Please click the links below to review the biographies of those who are interested in representing JCTA at the KEA Delegate Assembly:

NEA Delegate Assembly Biographies

» Lighthouse Academy at Newburg--Program Assistant Opportunity

Lighthouse Academy at Newburg-Program Assistant Opportunity


The Lighthouse Academy at Newburg is looking to add two (2) program assistants to our dynamic team. We are looking for individuals that will align to our mission of providing youth in our community a safe place to learn and grow through educational programs. The program assistants will provide academic assistance and support for students, K-8 in our after school and summer programs at the academy, starting in Jan. 2022.


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» Now Accepting 2022 Exemplary Student Scholarship Applications!



Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 JCTA Exemplary Student Scholarship

**DEADLINE: Thursday, December 2nd, 5 pm**

The Jefferson County Teacher Association (JCTA) awards annual scholarships to graduates at Jefferson County High Schools who wish to pursue careers in public education.
  • JCTA is offering $1000 Exemplary Student Scholarships to two Jefferson County Public School seniors. The Jefferson County Teachers Association will honor these two JCPS seniors during its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Event being held in January 2022 (date and format TBD).
  • Scholarship Funds will be released upon receipt of class schedule with the official seal of the university submitted by August 30, 2022.
  • Students should complete this Google form application AND ensure the additional required documents are sent to JCTA UniServ Director Dawn Moretz at HCR@jcta.org no later than 5 pm on Thursday, December 2nd.
  • If you have any questions, contact UniServ Dawn Moretz at HCR@jcta.org or by phone at 502-432-0981.
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» Now Accepting 2022 MLK JR Diversity Arts and Beyond Submissions!


The JCTA Human and Civil Rights Committee is now accepting 2022 MLK Jr Diversity Arts and Beyond Contest submissions!

***DEADLINE: Thursday, December 2nd at 5 pm***

Find out details here:

2021-2022 MLK Jr Diversity Arts and Beyond Contest Rules

2021-2022 MLK Jr Diversity Arts and Beyond Contest Entry Form


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» JCPS Seeking to Hire Retirees for full pay and retirement
This pandemic is continuing to take a toll on our community, students, and staff
throughout Jefferson County Public Schools and throughout Kentucky.
There are still many teaching vacancies that need to be filled for the 2021-2022 school year. We simply do not have enough teachers applying. This in turn, means that substitutes (when they can be found and hired) are serving long term in classes that really need to have certified, content area teachers.
As a result of the recent legislation approved during the Special Session of the KY Legislature, 
retired educators can now come back to the classroom & keep their pensions!  
Check out this message from JCPS Superintendent Dr. Pollio to learn more about this  opportunity by clicking this link.
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» FREE 6th-12th Grade After School Performing Arts Program

FREE 6th-12th Grade After School Performing Arts Program

Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, in collaboration with JCPS, Justice Now, Louisville Central Community Centers, AMPED, Roots 101, Kentucky Historical Society, and PNC Broadway, is offering a FREE after school performing arts program focusing on students who have had both limited and advanced experience with theatre.

Beginning October 19th to December 16th, students will be given an overview of both the performing and technical elements of theater. After the holiday break on January 5th-6th , auditions will be held for JCPS students who are in 6th - 12th grade for the play Threads of Our History: Where We Intertwine.
Threads of Our History: Where We Intertwine is a play that explores the social justice past and present of Louisville, KY by focusing on the lives of a family and those intertwined with it across multiple generations. The play is told in a series of vignettes each written by a different student or group of students focusing on an array of topics: from race-based oppression and protest, to ableism, to mental health, to the LGBTQ+ community and adoption, to generational trauma and healing. This play is a researched journey into Louisville’s past with scenes in Black Walnut Street and the KY Derby, but it is also a window into students’ lives as they strive for justice and compassion in their own journeys.

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» JCPS Quarantine FAQ Sheet

During the September 20th JCTA Professional Representative Council Meeting, the following document was shared to help JCTA members navigate the who, what, where, why, when, and how of handling quarantined students:

JCPS Quarantine FAQ Sheet




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» Cignition Hiring Math Teachers

Join Cignition's team of expert math tutors!


  • Do you love getting students to that 'I get it!' moment?
  • Are you looking to work with students online in your free-time and on your schedule?
  • Are you an expert at teaching conceptual understanding? Does an all-inclusiveprogram, including scheduling, lesson repository, online collaborativelearning tools and more sound interesting?

If yes to all of the above, then you may be a great candidate to join our expert math tutor team for K-through-12 students!



» KY Youth Advocates/United Healthcare Statewide Survey
Kentucky Youth Advocates and United Healthcare are conducting a statewide survey among K-12 education leaders to understand lessons they have learned as they have supported students and families during the pandemic, as well as to identify potential solutions and effective communication and messaging strategies to strengthen teen COVID-19 vaccination rates.

In appreciation for taking the time to complete the survey, educators can enter a drawing for the chance to win one of five $25 gift cards to the Kentucky business of their choice. The entry form is separate from the survey so the responses remain anonymous.

» Nov/Dec JCTA Membership Workshops




Know Your Contract (90 minutes)

When: Nov 11, 2020 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 


This session is the longest one I’m doing this month, and it’s open to all JCTA members.  I cover a little bit of the history of our collective bargaining agreement and how bargaining works, then I go through some of the key articles and provisions in the contract.  


Register in advance for this meeting:



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Evaluation and Tenure (45 minutes)

When: Nov 18, 2020 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 


This session will cover the state laws on tenure as well as the JCPS Certified Evaluation Plan and contract language on employee evaluation.


Register in advance for this meeting:



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Member Benefits (45 minutes)

When: Dec 2, 2020 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 


This session will provide an overview of the membership benefits you can access as a member of JCTA, KEA, and NEA.


Register in advance for this meeting:



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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