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Venessa Coner-Cromer began her career in education over 26 years ago. Principal Cromer was hired in October 2013 as the administrator of Waco Elementary School and continues to serve, happily, in that role. Before becoming the administrator at W.E.S., Mrs. Cromer worked in Priority Schools as an Educational Recovery Specialist with the Kentucky Department of Education for six years. Prior to her role at KDE, she taught at Kingston Elementary as a primary teacher from 1998-2008; and was an instructional assistant from 1997-1998.

Mrs. Cromer received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Masters of Arts in Education as a Reading Specialist, Masters of Arts in Education in Instructional Leadership and Certificate for Instructional Supervisor from Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Cromer received her Certificate for Superintendent from the University of Kentucky.

Venessa Cromer enjoys spending her free time at the lake, reading, hiking and spending time with her friends and family. Venessa is a worldwide traveler and enjoys taking cruises to exotic islands when she has vacation time. Mrs. Cromer is also a BIG UK Wildcat basketball and football fan! You will often see her cheering on the BENGALS, too. 

Mrs. Cromer is married to a retired State Trooper, Tommy Cromer. Venessa and Tommy attend church at Church on the Rock.  Mrs. Cromer also has a beautiful step-daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Ian, who currently works as chemists.