Steve Emerson, Principal

Experience: 2006/07-2013/14: Associate Principal & Athletic Director, SOMS; 1999/2000-2005/06: Teacher/Alternative to Suspension Program Supervisor, BAHS; 1987/88-2004/05: Social Studies Teacher, Harrison County High School, Cynthiana, KY

Master of Science in Educational Leadership, Indiana University Southeast.  Graduate of Georgetown College (secondary education) and Heidelberg College in Ohio (history).

Hometown:  Cincinnati, Ohio

Hobbies/Interests:  Attending the events of my children, golf, playing with dog Stella, and teaching Sunday school.








Chris Rairick, Associate Principal, A.D.

Experience:  20011/12-2013/14: Science Teacher, Johnson Traditional Middle School, Louisville, KY; 2007/08-2010-11: Science Teacher, EOMS 

Education:  Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership and Administration, Bellarmine University; Master of Teaching Middle Grades, University of Louisville; Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University

Hometown:  Corunna, Michigan

Hobbies/Interests:  Soccer, reading and writing.  Spending time with my wife and four sons. 




Whitney, Koeppen, Associate Principal

Experience: 1999-2003 Northside Middle School, West Columbia, SC--6th and 7th grade Language Arts and Social Studies; Volleyball Coach

2003-2007 Ware Shoals Junior/Senior High School Ware Shoals, SC--7th grade Language Arts; Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

2007-2014 North Oldham Middle School, Prospect, KY--7th grade Language Workshop

Education: Master's in Educational Leadership, Clemson University; Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education (grades K-8) College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Hometown:  Orangeburg, SC

Hobbiew/Interests:  Spending time with family, reading, writing, cooking, baking, boating, playing with my dogs, Koach and Kocoa, and watching Packer football






Patty Dye, Director of Guidance


Experience:  2010 to Present, Director of Guidance Services, SOMS; 2004-2010 - Guidance Counselor, SOMS; 2001-2004 - Guidance Counselor, Shelby County High School; 2000-2001 - Guidance Counselor, Oldham County High School; 1988-2000 - English Teacher, Oldham County High School; 1987-1988 - English, Bullitt Central High School

Education:  Bachelor of Arts – English and Education from Bellarmine University; Master of Arts – Secondary Counseling from UofL; Rank 1 – Secondary Counseling from IU Southeast

Hometown: Pewee Valley, KY

Hobbies/ Interests: Reading; taking care of my dogs.



Maura Mason, Guidance Counselor

Experience: Taught in Pennsylvania, Florida and Vermont as school counselor.  In Vermont, co-developed an in-school alternative classroom for behaviorally challenged youth.

Education: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC, West Chester University - WC, PA (BS in Education teacheing K-6, MED School Counseling)

Hometown: New York City, NY

Hobbies/Interests: Theater, film, writing, reading, traveling, art collecting, music laughing with and being helpful to others!




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