Aimee McDonnell

Family Ambassador
Kenwood Elementary

Aimee’s education includes a Bachelor’s in Communication from UofL and a teaching certification from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her education also includes a Masters in Teacher Leadership with a concentration in ESL. She has been a teacher with JCPS for over ten years. For the last five years she has been at Kenwood Elementary as an ESL teacher and currently serving as the only Family Ambassador in JCPS. She helped Kenwood Elementary to become the first school ever to reach 100% on School CNXT. She uses her ESL background to drive her work as a family ambassador. Focusing on meaningful communication with families and inclusion for special populations with diverse needs. She helped Kenwood submit evidence and provided teacher input for the National School of Character award. She was a 2021 Lighthouse Leadership award winner highlighting her work with families during the pandemic. She was also recognized for her attendance efforts to keep Kenwood's families connected during virtual learning. She recently led the charge to help Kenwood become the first school in the state of Kentucky to be family friendly certified. That certification includes several of her projects that focus on the importance of community partners. Aimee has been featured on several podcast episodes of Be The Leaders You Deserve focusing on family engagement and has been a panelist for School CNXT and JCPS Family Engagement webinars.