The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) honored four educators for their work with and on behalf of Kentucky’s gifted and talented students at its annual conference last month.
The University of Kentucky College of Education hosts the Teachers Who Made a Difference program to give people the opportunity to honor educators who challenged, supported and inspired them.
Marie Owens McNair, a special education teacher at Brooklawn School (Jefferson County), has been named the 2017 Special Education Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children (KCEC).
Bullitt County schools Superintendent Keith Davis, Bullitt Lick Middle School Assistant Principal Raymond Yaksic and Bullitt Lick Middle 6th-grade language arts teacher Sarah Oros have earned recognition from the University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development.
Jodi Grant Jones, a teacher at Eastside Middle School (Bullitt County), has been named the 2017 Kentucky Health Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAPHERD).
Three Kentucky teachers and FFA advisers who advised national FFA award winners were recognized at the FFA Convention Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis.
Madisyn Kelley, an 8th-grade student at Campbell County Middle School, is the first-place winner in the 6th- through 8th-grade division in the 2017 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest sponsored by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT). Kelley’s artwork depicts the theme, “My Driver – My Safety Hero,” which also will be the theme of next year’s National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 15-19.
Elizabeth Howard, a chemistry teacher at Madison Central High School (Madison County), has been named the 2017 Kentucky Science Teachers Association (KSTA) High School Teacher of the Year.
Julie Moore, a K-5 STEM lab teacher at Wellington Elementary School (Fayette County), has been named the 2017 Outstanding Elementary Science Educator by the Kentucky Science Teachers Association (KSTA).
Diann Shuffett Ashcraft, a psychologist with the Fayette County schools, has been named School Psychologist of the Year by the Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools (KAPS). She also was one of five contenders to receive a Best Practice Award during the KAPS conference Oct. 13 in Louisville.