Technical Assistance Provider, Subcontractor
Mid-South Regional Resource Center
University of Kentucky
Nancy LaCount started her career in education as a collaborating resource and diagnostic teacher in the elementary grades, Newport (Kentucky) Independent Schools before moving to the Kentucky Department of Education where she spent more than 30 years providing leadership in the areas of special education, curriculum and instruction, categorical programs and professional development. Well-recognized as an educational expert in Kentucky and beyond, Ms. LaCount’s last role before retirement was as a policy advisor to the Kentucky Department of Education. Since retirement in 2008, she has served as a consultant to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and currently works as a technical assistance provider for the Mid-South Regional Resource Center based at the University of Kentucky, serving a nine-state region in the Southeast. In her current position she is a liaison to South Carolina on special education services and also provides broader regional assistance on programs, practices and policies that affect individuals with disabilities and their families.
Ms. LaCount has served as adjunct faculty at Bellarmine University and taught in a leadership program as part of a collaboration among the University of Louisville, the Kentucky Department of Education and the Jefferson County (Kentucky) Public Schools. She has published numerous articles and guidebooks, and made presentations in Kentucky and across the country on issues related to curriculum, instruction, assessment and special education services. She serves on a number of boards and task forces and is an accomplished grant writer.
Ms. LaCount holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and a Master of Science degree in special education from Indiana University.