Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis, a 2nd-grade teacher at Yates Elementary School (Fayette County), has been named the Junior Achievement (JA) of the Bluegrass Teacher of the Year.

 “The sooner you can instill financial literacy in a child, the more positively you can affect their future,” Davis said. “As we adults know, a financial decision you make now can impact your life for many years to come. Students need to learn healthy attitudes about money and how their economy works so that they can make the best decisions for their futures.”

Davis was nominated by volunteer Kim Gentry.

“I have taught several JA classes at multiple schools, and Mrs. Davis has been the most refreshing teacher I have ever worked with,” Gentry wrote. “She participates and is active in each lesson and brings personal experiences into the lesson. And her communication with me has been second to none.”

Davis was honored April 12 at JA’s Adopt-A-School and Community Partners Breakfast Reception in Lexington.