Louise Ashby, Librarian
My name is Louise Ashby. I recently retired from the Clarksville Montgomery County School System after a 31 year career as a special education teacher at Norman Smith Elementary School. I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in both elementary and special education. I live in Pembroke with my husband Marc and our cat Teddy. We have two daughters Sarah and Rachel, and two grandchildren Winnie and Cates. I love to spend time with family – especially traveling to visit our National Parks. I enjoy babysitting the grandbabies, baking, gardening (limited to flowers in pots), drinking coffee, and relaxing at home.
Kim Borneman, 4th Grade English/GVC
I graduated from Roosevelt High School in Chicago, Illinois. I went to Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri where I majored in Elementary Education. Three years later I left to start a family. My husband, Anthony, and I have two sons. David who is in the Air Force and Brandon who is in the Army National Guard. Brandon and his wife, Madeline, have given me a precious grandson named Jason. While our boys were young I worked for the Federal Government as a computer specialist and then I worked in our public-school system as a Technology Resource Teacher. I left public school and became the Technology Director at UHA. After our youngest son graduated I left UHA to complete my student teaching and then graduated from Murray State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. For the previous four years I have taught first grade reading in the public-school system. I am proud to be back “home” at UHA!
Amy Craig, French teacher
Amy Craig fell in love with the French language and culture in her 9th grade French class! She has studied abroad twice and had the opportunity to live in Southern France for 18 months as a missionary. Amy has a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in English and French teaching. Amy and her husband Nathan have been married for almost 20 years and they have 3 girls. Rachel is 16, Alison is 13, and Hailey is 11. Amy enjoyed teaching school in the state of Utah until she spent several years as a stay at home mom. She has worked the past 5 years as a legal secretary at Francis & Craig Law Office and she is currently serving on the Hopkinsville City Council.
Amy is thrilled to be back in the classroom and share her love of the French language at UHA!
Cindy Miles, 3rd Grade Math and Science
Cindy Miles is an experienced elementary education teacher of twenty-one years. She began her teaching career in Tennessee where she served as a Kindergarten teacher for six years and a 1st grade teacher for one year. In the Fall of 2002, she accepted a teaching position in Christian County, KY. While teaching in Christian County, she has held positions such as Kindergarten teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, K-3 Reading Intervention teacher, and System 44 Reading teacher.
Cindy is a graduate of Austin Peay State University where she earned a Bachelors in Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. To build upon and broaden her existing knowledge and expertise, she completed additional graduate studies and obtained a Master’s of Science in Reading degree from Walden University and a Rank I in Reading and Literacy from Murray State University.
Cindy has been married for twenty-three years to her husband, Troy. They are the proud parents of three children, McKay Lacy, Trey Miles, and Makenzie Miles. Trey and Makenzie are recent graduates of UHA. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, kayaking, fishing, and crafting
Griffin Moore, Art Teacher
Griffin Moore is the lower school art teacher at University Heights Academy and owner of Griffin’s Studio in downtown Hopkinsville.
A Hopkinsville native, Griffin received her bachelor’s degree in packaging design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and her master’s degree in teaching from Austin Peay State University. Griffin interned at Dragon Rouge in NYC as a package designer, and also taught art in the Christian County Public School System prior to opening her business.
When she isn’t running her business or teaching art, Griffin enjoys painting, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. She resides in Hopkinsville with her husband, Mitchell, and their two sons, Oliver and Preston.