Six career and technical education professionals from Kentucky public schools were among those honored in the national awards program at the Association for Career and Technical Education’s Career Tech Vision professional development conference in December in Anaheim, Calif.
Yan Wang, a teacher at Dixie Magnet Elementary School (Fayette County), is one of two national recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award from the Chinese Language Association Secondary-Elementary Schools, which commended her as a highly effective teacher and an excellent role model for K-12 Chinese teachers.
Laura Arnold, director of workforce development for Nelson County schools, has been named the 2020 the Association for Career and Technical Education Administrator of the Year.
Derrick Harris, the principal at Bell Elementary School (Wayne County), was recognized by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as part of its 2019 Class of National Distinguished Principals during National Principals Month.
Two Kentucky teachers have been named 2020 District Teachers of the Year by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators.
Anna Sullinger, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Beaumont Middle School (Fayette County), will receive the 2019 Award of Merit from the National Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Rosemary Carruthers, a student at Henry Clay High School (Fayette County), received the Billy Michal Student Leadership Award for Kentucky from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
Seven teachers received annual awards from the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at its fall conference in October.
Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis organization, named Kentucky Family, Career and Community Leaders of American (FCCLA) and sepsis survivor Darrell Raikes as the 2019 Erin Kay Flatley Spirit Award winners.
Four Kentucky mathematics and science teachers are among 213 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which is awarded to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country.