Florence Huffman

Board of Directors - Vice President

Florence S. Huffman serves as the executive director of the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the licensing agency for social workers in Kentucky. Florence an attorney that focused upon child welfare law with a particular emphasis in child abuse and neglect, education rights, and children with disabilities. Florence was a special education teacher with education degrees from Eastern Kentucky University [Master’s of Science, Education; May, 1979 (Magna Cum Laude) and Bachelor’s of Science, Elementary Education, Endorsement in Special Education; May, 1976 (Magna Cum Laude); she obtained her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Ky., in 1983. She was as co-owner, president and editor in chief of Clark Publishing (The Clark Group) and managed book projects for an online and print publishing firm and served as managing editor for authors. She also served as an independent provider of professional development training, and designed and presented professional development seminars for teachers and administrators focusing upon legal issues within the school setting and teaching profession, including harassment and discrimination, bullying, and the rights of children with disabilities. Florence also operated the Lexington branch of McConnell Technology & Training Center (MTTC) and coordinated a statewide collaboration with Kentucky Community & Technical Colleges to provide basic computer training and equipment for Welfare-To-Work recipients. Florence holds a Rank II Teaching Certificate, Standard Elementary and is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. She serves on numerous nonprofit boards including the Bluegrass Community and Technical College; Ashland Terrace Retirement Home; One Parent Family Scholar House; and The Nest -- Center for Women, Children and Families. Florence lives in Lexington and enjoys gardening, reading, yoga, hiking, and anytime she can, horseback riding!