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Principal
Shannon Conlon

Phone
502-485-8625

Fax
502-485-8970

Mailing Address
6405 Gellhaus Lane
Louisville, KY 40299

Assistant Superintendent
Michelle Dillard

Board Member
Chris Brady

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James E. Farmer Elementary School

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Highlights:

  • Employs master teachers who have earned the Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award as well as National Board Certification and endorsements in technology and gifted-and-talented education—and who are actively involved in the Louisville Writing Project
  • Uses community resources to plan about 35 field trips each year to develop student leadership
  • Incorporates advanced technology—including computers, interactive whiteboards, and document cameras—into instruction
  • Integrates the arts in all grades to provide a fun, kid-friendly approach to teaching the whole child
  • Collaborates with artists-in-residence by creating partnerships with various organizations, including the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, StageOne Family Theatre, and Brightside
  • Uses inquiry-based activities in all grades, including activities in the outdoor classroom, which has a stream, pond, forest, and sensory garden
  • Recognizes the importance of physical education (PE), nutrition, and consumerism; the staff includes a full-time practical living teacher.
  • Offers a broad range of extracurricular activities, including Suzuki violin, choir, Student Council, school plays, Battle of the Books, Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP), Safety Patrol, Academic Team, basketball, and cheerleading

Slogan: A mind is not an empty vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited. —Plutarch










Last modified March 5, 2014