Last Updated: 5/31/2018 7:12 PM

University of Louisville Partnership


The University of Louisville and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative formed a partnership in 1991 to offer improved professional development to the districts.  Over the years the partnership activities, services and initiatives have expanded into areas other than just professional development, to meet the needs of the districts in OVEC and of the University.  For questions about any of these initiatives on this page, please contact  at OVEC or Dr. Harrie Buecker at the University of Louisville.

OVEC/ UL P-16 Council

The P-16 Council meets monthly prior to the OVEC Board meetings except in the month of June.  The OVEC/UL partnership work is discussed at each of these meetings lead by Dean Ann Larson and Dr. Leon Mooneyhan, OVEC CEO.

Teacher Recruitment and Support

Contact: Cody Hinton, or Chrissy Jones, 
    •    Educator Recruitment Fairs - contact: Cody Hinton,
    •    Field Placements - contact: Cody Hinton,
    •    Student Teacher Placements - contact: Cody Hinton,
    •    Student Teacher Scholarships - contact: Cody Hinton,
    •    Alternative Certification - contact: Cody Hinton,
    •    Visit in UofL classrooms to speak to pre-service teachers - contact: Cody Hinton, or Chrissy Jones,

Professional Development & Support

•    Math - contact: Chrissy Jones,
•    Other Content Areas - contact: Chrissy Jones,
•    Academic & Behavioral Response to Intervention (ABRI) - contact: Terry Scott, or Christel Bogar,
•    Collaboration with Kentucky Autism Training Center (Design and implement cadres) - contact:  Larry Taylor,

Leadership Initiatives & Support

   •    Serve on University Educator Preparation Committee - Dr. Leon Mooneyhan,
   •    Serve on Dean’s Advisory Committee - contact: Leon Mooneyhan, or Dean Ann Larson,
   •    Serve on Advance Placement Summer Institute Advisory Council - contact: Chrissy Jones,

Committee Work

• Attend Teaching and Learning Department Meetings
• Serve on Grant Committees

The Partnership has also created a coordinated mechanism for OVEC districts and schools to be provided services by the UofL College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) faculty and for the CEHD faculty to have access to OVEC districts and schools for research or services.

Information on U of L Scholarships

Scholarships are given to students who are:

•    Enrolled full-time during the award period (12 hours for undergraduate; 9 hours for graduate; 6 hours for graduate in the Summer);
•    Have a grade point average of 2.75 or above;
•    Pursuing an undergraduate degree through the College of Education & Human Development or;
•    Completing coursework at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate level leading to teacher certification in the College of Education & Human Development or;
•    Pursuing other graduate programs through the College of Education & Human Development.

Application Materials must include:

•    Scholarship Application (attached): Students pursuing degrees through the College of Education & Human Development must be admitted to the College of Education & Human Development at the time of application.
•    Copy of your official Student Aid Report (SAR, page 1): Fill out Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) form, submit the form either by mail or Internet to the Federal Student Aid Programs. Upon receipt of the SAR, please attach a copy of page to the scholarship application (applications that do not include the SAR will not be processed).
•    Students must submit a brief (no more than 100 words) delineating his/her aspiration to complete student teach-ing in an OVEC district.
•    Additional information, which does not appear elsewhere in the application materials, may be submitted if it would assist in evaluating the applicant’s request for financial assistance.


For scholarship application, please visit:
For additional information on districts within the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative please contact by email: Chrissy Jones, CAO/Deputy CEO, or phone: (502) 647-3533 ext. 266.
For additional information on scholarship application, please contact Robin Lipsey, Office Of Educator Development and Clinical Practice, 502-852-0336, or Harrie Buecker, 502-852-4356, College of Education & Human Development, University of Louisville.