Sapp grew up in Leitchfield, a small town in South Central Kentucky. He
earned a bachelor's degree in both math and chemistry from Western
Kentucky University. Upon graduation, he began teaching at his own alma
mater in Grayson County, the county's only high school. He stayed there
for nine years, serving as science department chair for seven years.
During this time,
also earned a master's degree in math and
education from WKU.
developed Kentucky's first high school course in
forensic science. The course evolved over many years, growing from a
half-credit introductory survey, to a full-year upper-level class.
Student enrollment in the course was unprecedented. The resources and
materials developed for this course were published in 2004 by EOA
Scientific and again in 2011 by Idaho Virtual Learning.
From fall 2003 until the spring 2005,
enjoyed teaching at North
Oldham High School in Goshen, Kentucky. He served as science department
chair while teaching Forensic Science, Chemistry, and Astronomy.
Additionally, he developed/taught a senior project class and jointly
instituted "May Term" under the umbrella of the Vanguard initiative.
served as the Instructional Coach at Carroll County High School
in Carrollton, Kentucky during the 2005-2006 school year. It was during
this time that he received his Certification in Administrative
the fall of 2006 through the spring of 2009.
enjoyed working at
Dixie Heights High School in Northern Kentucky as an assistant principal Kenton County, the
most progressive school system in Northern Kentucky, is moving toward
schools of study.
completed his educational doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Louisville in the May of 2010 while working as the Director of Secondary Education in Kenton County..
is currently working as the Principal of Scott High School in Kenton County..
Dr Kim Banta was
born and raised in Indianapolis Indiana. She graduated from Indiana
University with a BS in Psychology and History. She then moved to
Northern Kentucky with her husband and taught for Simon Kenton High
School. Dr Banta obtained her Rank I in administration from Xavier
University. She then became an Assistant Principal at Dixie Heights
High School for five years and has served as the head principal for the
Dr Banta is a
recipient of the 2006 Northern Kentucky Outstanding Woman award as well
as an A.D.Albright Award for outstanding administration in 2006.
Dr Banta is
the mother of twin boys and a daughter. Her boys enjoy experimenting in
"myth buster" style around the house, while her daughter recently
participated in the exclusive Oklahoma City Musical Theater program that
accepts only forty-six students nationally.
Dr Banta completed her Ed.D at the University of Louisville while completing her tenth year as the principal of Dixie Heights High School. Dr Banta is currently working as an Assistant Superintendant in charge of personnel in Kenton County, which she loves.