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.
Burton was recognized in April at the association’s state conference in Lexington.
“It is my students that make every day coming to work a dream come true,” Burton said. “This is what being a teacher is all about. It is all about seeing the satisfaction on their faces when they set a goal and are able to achieve it. I love being part of their personal growth and learning process.”
Burton has taught at Henry Clay High for two years and previously taught for four years at Bryan Station High School (Fayette County). She earned a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences education at the University of Kentucky and a master’s in teacher leadership from the University of the Cumberlands, where she is enrolled in the educational specialist program.