Carol Hawkins, a teacher at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School (Jefferson County), was one of 52 participants in the 2018 National Gallery of Art Summer Teacher Institute on storytelling and the visual arts in Washington in July.
Two teachers were recognized as Kentucky’s chapter adviser of the year by the Technology Student Association at its national conference earlier this summer in Atlanta.
Susan McLaughlin, an integrated science and physics teacher at Lafayette High School (Fayette County), received the Kentucky Education Association Award for Teaching Excellence at the KEA delegate assembly this spring.
Laura Spiegelhalter, a family and consumer sciences teacher at duPont Manual High School (Jefferson County), received the Spirit of Advising Award from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America at the organization’s recent National Leadership Conference in Atlanta.
April Deener, a teacher at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School (Fayette County), has been named the 2018 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Sheila Estes, a nurse in the Daviess County schools, has been named the 2018 Kentucky School Nurse of the Year by the Kentucky School Nurse Association.
Jennifer Burton, a teacher at Henry Clay High School (Fayette County), has been named the Kentucky Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ 2018 Teacher of the Year.
Claire Bellar, a social studies teacher at Warren East High School (Warren County), has been selected as Kentucky’s 2018 James Madison Fellow by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.
Manny Caulk, superintendent of Fayette County schools, has been named one of the 2018 Leaders to Learn From by Education Week.
Cindy Gatsos, a business education teacher at Southern Middle School (Fayette County), has been named the Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass Teacher of the Year.