Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis recently began a monthly series of visits to Kentucky area technology centers, and high, middle and elementary schools across the Commonwealth.
As a photographer, I get to be up close and see everything on these visits. The teachers and students were so impressive and just outstanding. The students were all engaged and intrigued by what they were working on. The teachers made sure every student knew what they were doing and even participated alongside their students. I graduated from high school only four years ago and things already have changed so much, in an awesome way.
The Jan. 17 visit began in Bullitt County at Bernheim Middle School, Lebanon Junction Elementary and the Bullitt County Area Technology Center, then on to Nelson County and the Nelson County Area Technology Center, Foster Heights Elementary School and Old Kentucky Home Middle School.
During the monthly tours, several of the ATCs will host “Conversations with the Commissioner,” an open forum during which local stakeholders are encouraged to discuss issues including, but not limited to, school accountability, career and technical education (CTE) and graduation requirements.
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