Monday, May 10, 2021
Recognitions

Tina Haggard receives KASA Office Professional Award

Tina Haggard, the school office administrator for The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek Elementary (Fayette County), received the 2021 Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) Office Professional Award.
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Pulaski County senior chosen as Educators Rising national vice president

Educators Rising Kentucky is proud to announce that one of their own student leaders has been selected to serve as the national vice president of programs for Educators Rising for the 2021-2022 school year.
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Fayette County teacher chosen as NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador

Jenny McCall, an 8th-grade integrated science teacher at Winburn Middle School (Fayette County), was selected as a 2021 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA).
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Four Kentucky schools get award for healthy family engagement

Four Kentucky public schools, already among the state’s 45 winners of the America’s Healthiest Schools designation by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, have won the additional honor of the first-ever Family Engagement Distinction presented by Kohl’s Healthy at Home.
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Kentucky schools get awards for women’s computer science access

Twenty-two Kentucky schools are being recognized by the College Board for expanding young women’s access to computer science in 2020.
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Fayette County named KMEA 2021 State Middle School Teacher of the Year

Michelle Hudson, orchestra and guitar director at Jessie Clark Middle School (Fayette County), is the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) 2021State Middle School Teacher of the Year.
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Schools in 30 counties dubbed Bright Spots for exceeding expectations

Forty-seven schools have been named Bright Spots in Kentucky Education, recognition for schools in which students performed better than expected on measures of educational achievement.
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Harlan County teachers write Spanish book for rural students

Two Harlan County High School teachers have written a Spanish I textbook that focuses on rural life, including specifics of Harlan County.
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Hardin County teacher wins Financial literacy teaching award

West Hardin Middle School (Hardin County) teacher Joy Knight has been named 2020 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and ClassAct Federal Credit Union.
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National honor for Owensboro Independent PIO

The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) has named its fifth class of 35 Under 35, and one Kentucky public relations professional is included.