WELCOME TO THE CAREER CENTER
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Welcome to the ACHS Career Center
I hope that you will find useful tools and information that supports successful student transition to the next phase of life. Now more than ever, ACHS is focused on ensuring that ALL students are well-rounded, transition-ready, and prepared to successfully pursue the pathway of their choice after graduating from high school.
Adair County Schools
526 Indian Dr.
Columbia, KY 42728
I was born and raised in Columbia, KY and graduated from Adair County High School in 1992. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Michael Loy. Michael is the District Judge for the 29th Judicial District. We have three children; Amber, JT, and Ashley. My parents, Steve and Joyce Cheatham, are both retired teachers from the Adair County School District. When I am not busy at school, I enjoy spending time with my amily, attending ,my kids sporting events, traveling, going to Magic Kingdom at Disney World, and attending Columbia United Methodist Church; where I volunteer at Children's Church.
I received a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from the University of Kentucky, and a Master's Degree in Secondary School Counseling from Western Kentucky University. I also completed a Rank I in School Counseling. My first teaching job was at Central Hardin High School; then I got married, moved to Bowling Green and taught at Auburn Middle School in Logan County. I also taught at Warren East High School in Bowling Green before moving back to Columbia in 2002. I then taught at Metcalfe County High School until 2006, and then returned to Columbia teach at Adair County High School. I taught Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II until 2013 before taking the position as the College and Career Readiness Counselor for Adair County Schools.
I am proud to have received the Outstanding Graduate Student in Counseling Award from Western Kentucky University in 2001 and the Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville University in 2005. I am involved with the Work Ready Community Committee, W.A.T.C.H. Coalition with the Lake Cumberland District Heath Department, and I am a core member the Project Graduation Committee. I love teaching and working with kids on a daily basis. I truly have the best job in the world!