Hannah Watts Named Director of Special Education

Hannah Watts

The Breathitt County School District is pleased to announce that, based on the recommendation of the interview committee, Mrs. Hannah Watts has been named the Director of Special Education (DoSE) and will officially begin job duties in that role on July 1, 2020.  


Mrs. Watts is a 2005 graduate of Knott County High School and a 2013 graduate of Morehead State University with certifications in teaching both LBD and MSD populations.   She completed the certification requirements for Director of Special Education through Campbellsville University in 2019.   


Mrs. Watts brings seven years of experience to the position, having most recently served as the Special Education Liaison for the district.  As Liaison, Mrs. Watts worked directly with special education teachers to provide support, guidance and training in the requirements of special education.  Additionally, she has participated in the update of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) plan for the district and provided professional learning support for the Preschool programs in our elementary schools.  


“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the District’s Director of Special Education. I believe in the team that is assembled and how invested everyone is in making the Breathitt County School System the best it can be for all students, parents, staff and the community. We are facing challenging times but I believe strongly in our mission and know that Team Breathitt has the ability to overcome each obstacle we face. I look forward to working alongside a wonderful team to ensure the individual needs of all students are met,” stated Mrs. Watts.


Mrs. Watts resides in Jackson with her husband and son.


Back to School News       Print