Kentucky School for the Deaf  

Student Life

The Student Life Program provides a home-like, language rich environment where students develop social, emotional, and independent living skills.

Elementary Student of the Month: AJ

Middle School Student of the Month: Erin

High School Student of the Month: Leah

SL Staff of the Month: Byron

The KSD Student Life Department complements the Academic Program, offering after-school enrichment activities to encourage the total development of each student. These are three important parts of the Student Life Program: 

Student Life, Student Development, and Athletics.


Student Life Staff

The student life department at the Kentucky School for the Deaf serves students Kindergarten through post-secondary ages in a dormitory setting. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment, as well as preparing our students for the 21st century. Residential students reside on campus five evenings per week. We also provide extracurricular activities that give them the opportunity to stay during the weekend several times per year. We feel that this type of environment not only meets the living and social needs of our students, but provides them with additional access to education in order to assist them in preparing for independent living beyond high school as they enter college or the workforce. Our homelike environment provides our residential students a place where they can build upon important social skills as well as other important skills such as budgeting, cooking, advocacy, organizational skills and interacting within the local community. KSD strives to provide activities that build upon the social, physical, intellectual, cultural and emotional skills of each individual student. 

Justin Padgett

Student Life Director

Office Phone: (859)936-6682

Judie Wilson

2nd Shift Supervisor

VP: (859)439-0731

Kevin Hamilton

3rd Shift Supervisor

VP: (859)755-4578