Carol Hawkins, a teacher at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School (Jefferson County), was one of 52 participants in the 2018 National Gallery of Art Summer Teacher Institute on storytelling and the visual arts in Washington in July.
Two teachers were recognized as Kentucky’s chapter adviser of the year by the Technology Student Association at its national conference earlier this summer in Atlanta.
Susan McLaughlin, an integrated science and physics teacher at Lafayette High School (Fayette County), received the Kentucky Education Association Award for Teaching Excellence at the KEA delegate assembly this spring.
Laura Spiegelhalter, a family and consumer sciences teacher at duPont Manual High School (Jefferson County), received the Spirit of Advising Award from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America at the organization’s recent National Leadership Conference in Atlanta.
The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (KCTE) recognized four public-school educators with its annual awards, which were presented during KCTE’s annual conference in February.
Marie Owens McNair, a special education teacher at Brooklawn School (Jefferson County), has been named the 2017 Special Education Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children (KCEC).
Bullitt County schools Superintendent Keith Davis, Bullitt Lick Middle School Assistant Principal Raymond Yaksic and Bullitt Lick Middle 6th-grade language arts teacher Sarah Oros have earned recognition from the University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development.
Jodi Grant Jones, a teacher at Eastside Middle School (Bullitt County), has been named the 2017 Kentucky Health Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAPHERD).
Three Kentucky teachers and FFA advisers who advised national FFA award winners were recognized at the FFA Convention Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis.
Elizabeth Howard, a chemistry teacher at Madison Central High School (Madison County), has been named the 2017 Kentucky Science Teachers Association (KSTA) High School Teacher of the Year.