As Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Jacqueline Coleman has made lifetime learning—including K-12 education and job training—her central focus. A strong advocate for our rural communities, she is working to build a Kentucky where everyone has the opportunity to get ahead.

She’s led the charge for the state to provide free GED tests for Kentuckians looking to get their degrees. And together with First Lady Britainy Beshear, she launched the “covering for kids” program, providing almost two million masks for Kentucky public school kids to help them safely return to the classroom. 

Jacqueline is a former educator (most recently having served as the assistant principal at Nelson County High School), a basketball coach and founder of Lead KY, a non-profit that helps train young women for leadership roles on college campuses across Kentucky. She is currently working on a doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. 

A fifth-generation Mercer Countian, Jacqueline is a wife to Chris and mom to Evelynne, adopted mom to Emma, and bonus mom to Will and Nate