Anna Sullinger, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Beaumont Middle School (Fayette County) has been named the Kentucky Association of Family & Consumer Sciences’ 2016 Teacher of the Year.
Sullinger has taught family and consumer Sciences for 10 years, including the past 1-1/2 at Beaumont, where she is the adviser for the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter. She also has written middle-school curriculum on behalf of the Kentucky Department of Education for its Dietetics and Food Science Pathway and Intro to Life Essentials.
“This award was a complete surprise. I didn’t even know I was nominated,” Sullinger said. “My family and consumer sciences colleagues are absolutely amazing individuals, and I feel blessed to work in this field every day. To be nominated by peers is the highest compliment any professional can receive,” she said.
Sullivan, who is eligible for the national AAFCS Teacher of the Year, received the state award during the KAFCS annual conference May 2-3.