Welcome to the JCPS Gheens Academy of Curricular Excellence and Instructional Leadership website! Gheens’ mission is to advance innovative teaching and learning for today and tomorrow, and this site will be continually updated to assure that we fulfill our mission. Using this repository as a vehicle, teachers, parents, and the broader community will have access to research, resources and tools to support and institutionalize highly effective teaching and learning practices for every teacher and student, at every grade level and in every content area. Content currently available includes:

  • Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS)
  • Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning (CHETL)
  • 2011 Summer Conferences materials and resources
  • Discipline-specific materials and resources, including new curriculum maps and units

Please spend a few minutes browsing our website. A plethora of ideas await you inside our new teaching and learning experience. Take a walk through our disciplines’ resources and let us know what you think! We will be updating and adding to this site frequently; please check back often for changes.

To begin, click on the learning tree(graphic left).


Dr. Dewey Hensley
Chief Academic Officer
Gheens Academy of Curricular Excellence and
Instructional Leadership



Tweet me here with your thoughts!



Date Modified 4/1/14