Forty-one of 45 Kentucky schools recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation are part of the Baptist Health School Wellness Initiative, offered by the Delta Rural Network Center at Baptist Health Madisonville.
Donnie Piercey, a 5th-grade teacher at Stonewall Elementary School (Fayette County), has been named 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year and Elementary Teacher of the Year. Piercey, a 38-year-old Lexington resident, is using technology to help his school stay in touch with parents and students during remote learning.
Retired science teacher Doug Ahrens now dispatches buses for the district where he’s spent nearly six decades. And he has no plans to retire again.
A service learning component for Advanced Placement courses allows students to apply their classroom work to the real world.
Like many younger children in her district, Emma Stevens used to be terrified of bees. Now, as the vice-president of Greenup County High School’s FFA chapter, she is playing an instrumental role in fighting common misconceptions about bees in her community.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Prisha Hedau had no plans of writing a book. Through Gov. Andy Beshear’s daily press conferences, she felt inspired to tell her own story.
Coming from a family of Kentucky educators, Jason Glass had a passion for learning, community and democracy. Now, with an extensive and diverse array of educational and professional experiences, he has been able to turn those passions toward the work of being Kentucky’s next commissioner of education.
New Rockcastle County Schools Superintendent Carrie Ballinger has more than one full-time job.
In Jefferson County, Laura Peavley has played a prominent role in shaping the school’s Montessori program, hoping to impact future generations. A believer in reaching students where they are, she relocated to be closer to them and better understand their daily struggles.
Allison Slone, a special education teacher in Rowan County, has found herself in a position to speak up for her colleagues and her profession as the first active, full-time teacher to serve on the Kentucky Board of Education.