Polly Lusk Page
Polly Lusk Page is the Executive Director of the Northern Kentucky Education Council. As Executive Director, she is responsible for advancing the vision and strategic direction of the NKY P-20 Council. Prior to assuming this position, Page was the Director for Community Engagement and Education Initiatives with the Partnership for Successful Schools, where she developed sustainable school and community partnerships that focus on accelerating student achievement. She continues to work with the Partnership’s programs in NKY,One to One: Practicing Reading and Math with Students. She also served as the literacy specialist for the Kentucky Department of Education, and taught at both the elementary and post-secondary levels for thirty years.
Polly was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to serve on the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council (SCACC), July 1, 2010. She served as co-chair for the first NKY Dropout Prevention Summit, and chaired the Education Business Summit, Champions for Education: Focus Locally, Compete Globally a Northern Kentucky Community Summit and was a member of the state Blue Ribbon Panel on Interventions for Low Performing Schools and Districts and the Adolescent Literacy Taskforce. She serves as a member on the Vision 2015 Regional Stewardship Committee, multiple committees at the Chamber, statewide and national education committees, while also serving on the NKY Workforce Investment Board (WIB), advisory board for the Center for Educator Excellence, the Brighton Center Board of Directors and Kenton County CASA Board.
Through her multiple affiliations she has had the opportunity to develop working partnerships in each region of the Commonwealth targeting community, business and education leaders. Polly and her husband Ken reside in Villa Hills, KY.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Nancy Grayson is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Northern Kentucky Education Council. Nancy previously worked at NKYEC and coordinated Ready By 21 initiatives; she also worked at Vision 2015, where she focused on regional education initiatives. She received the Northern Kentucky Champion for Education Award in 2011.
Nancy is a Leadership Northern Kentucky alumna and currently serves on the Kentucky Historical Society Executive Committee, the Boone County Education Foundation Board of Directors, and the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington Camps and Conferences Board of Directors, and she chairs the Metropolitan Club Membership and Marketing Committee. She previously served on the boards of several organizations, including the Boone County Public Library, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Family Nurturing Center, Northern Kentucky Montessori Center and Trinity Episcopal Church. She additionally has been involved with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Kindervelt, Northern Kentucky Children’s Home, The Yearlings and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Children Prepared for Kindergarten Impact Council.
Nancy graduated summa cum laude with honors in Political Science from the University of Kentucky, and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
After living in Boston for three years, Nancy returned to Northern Kentucky in 2014 with her husband, Trey Grayson (President/CEO of Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce), and their two daughters. They currently reside in Boone County.
Executive Administrataive Assistant
Chris Perkins is the Executive Administrative Assistant and Office Manager for the Council. She is the former youth director for the Cincinnati Sports Club, where her responsibilities included managing staff, directing programming for youth and managing numerous seasonal events for club membership. Ms. Perkins also brings firsthand knowledge about our earliest learners from her previous career as a Preschool Teaching Assistant in both public and private preschools.
Ms. Perkins volunteers with the PTO of the Mariemont School District and formerly served as PTA President for Fairfax Elementary. She and her husband, Rob Perkins (an Independence, Ky., police officer), have two sons.