Michelle Tudor, a Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) coach in the Fayette County schools, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators’ Tomorrow’s Leader Scholarship.

Michelle Tudor

Michelle Tudor

Tudor was chosen by a statewide judging panel from among her peers. All candidates must be employed as full-time teachers or administrators, KASA members and enrolled in a specific program or course of study at a Kentucky university that leads to administrative certification and cannot be previous scholarship winners.

The scholarship, which will be presented this week at the KASA Annual Leadership Institute in Louisville, will cover the cost of tuition, textbooks and travel up to a maximum of $3,000 at a university of her choice.

“Being a school administrator is a task for the fearless and the persistent, and access to continued learning is a must. The Tomorrow’s Leader Scholarship will allow me to better serve the children of Kentucky, a privilege that cannot be overstated,” Tudor said.

Tudor has been employed in the Fayette County schools since 2007 and has served as an elementary instructor for both Maxwell Elementary and Booker T. Washington Academy. She transitioned into her role as the PGES coach for Booker T. Washington Academy in 2014. She is currently working toward an education specialist degree in education administration supervision at Eastern Kentucky University.

“(Tudor) works tirelessly with teachers, helping them reflect on their teaching and helping them improve student performance. … She is an effective instructional leader and will become an effective principal one day,” Dr. Robert Biggin, Jr., associate chair of the EKU College of Education, said in a letter of recommendation.