The kindness and encouragement from one of her former teachers inspired Melinda Richardson to pursue a career as an educator. A 4th- and 5th-grade math teacher at Clay City Elementary School (Powell County) since 2006, she said her greatest accomplishment is encouraging students to create positive change in the world by giving back to their communities.
Cassandra Walden, a kindergarten teacher at East Bernstadt Elementary (East Bernstadt Independent), says teaching is an opportunity to instill curiosity and creativity in young students.
Paducah Independent schools are using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all students and staff.
Kimberly Thompson, the library media specialist at Eastside Middle School (Bullitt County), is making reading more accessible to all students at her school.
The Kentucky School for the Blind’s INSIGHT summer program just finished its 16th year, with 26 students participating in this year’s event.
Three Kentucky teachers were selected as National STEM Scholars, a collaborative professional development opportunity for middle school science teachers.
Twenty-eight districts will be participating in this year’s Summer Boost: Reading and Mathematics Program, a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Summer Food Service Program and the Children’s Reading Foundation.