Beth Hargis

Beth Hargis

Beth Hargis
Associate Commissioner
Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education
104 Sower Boulevard
Frankfort, KY 40601

Beth Hargis, Ed.D. is the Associate Commissioner of the Office of Career and Technical Education. Her leadership extends to the over 50 Frankfort-based staff members in the OCTE as well as the staff who work in our 50 state-operated Area Technology Centers (ATCs).

Hargis received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in accounting and master’s degrees in teaching and education-instructional leadership from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). She received her doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from EKU in 2011 and is currently an adjunct instructor in the Educational Leadership program at the University of the Cumberlands.

Hargis has more than 20 years of experience in education as a teacher, principal, ATC academic consultant and division director. Prior to her education career, Hargis served as a staff accountant in a certified public accountant office and served as the operations manager of a 501(c)3.

Hargis lives in Somerset with her husband and has two sons, two daughters-in-law and three grandsons.