Polly Lusk Page
Polly Lusk Page is the Executive Director of the Northern Kentucky Education Council. As Executive Director, she is responsible for advancing the vision and strategic direction of the NKY P-20 Council. Prior to assuming this position, Page was the Director for Community Engagement and Education Initiatives with the Partnership for Successful Schools, where she developed sustainable school and community partnerships that focus on accelerating student achievement. She continues to work with the Partnership’s programs in NKY, One to One: Practicing Reading and Math with Students. She also served as the literacy specialist for the Kentucky Department of Education, and taught at both the elementary and post-secondary levels for thirty years.
Polly was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to serve on the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council (SCACC), July 1, 2010. She served as co-chair for the first NKY Dropout Prevention Summit, and chaired the Education Business Summit, Champions for Education: Focus Locally, Compete Globally a Northern Kentucky Community Summit and was a member of the state Blue Ribbon Panel on Interventions for Low Performing Schools and Districts and the Adolescent Literacy Taskforce. She serves as a member on the Vision 2015 Regional Stewardship Committee, multiple committees at the Chamber, statewide and national education committees, while also serving on the NKY Workforce Investment Board (WIB), advisory board for the Center for Educator Excellence, the Brighton Center Board of Directors and Kenton County CASA Board.
Through her multiple affiliations she has had the opportunity to develop working partnerships in each region of the Commonwealth targeting community, business and education leaders. Polly and her husband Ken reside in Villa Hills, KY.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Chris Perkins is the Executive Administrative Assistant and Office Manager for the Council. She is the former youth director for the Cincinnati Sports Club, where her responsibilities included managing staff, directing programming for youth and managing numerous seasonal events for club membership. Ms. Perkins also brings firsthand knowledge about our earliest learners from her previous career as a Preschool Teaching Assistant in both public and private preschools.
Ms. Perkins volunteers with the PTO of the Mariemont School District and formerly served as PTA President for Fairfax Elementary. She and her husband, Rob Perkins (an Independence, Ky., police officer), have two sons.