Kentucky Teacher of the Year

2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year: Eminence Independent, the land of learning, creation and innovation

Eminence Independent has an EDhub center that features several different avenues for students to have vibrant learning experiences. Photo by Mandy Perez, May 11, 2023 As the 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, I was interested in the idea of evolving traditional libraries into innovative campus hubs for schools. Little did I know that several Kentucky schools already [...]

By |2023-06-02T12:41:35-04:00June 2, 2023|

2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year: Because I applied…

Almost two years ago, I quietly received an email that I was nominated for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. I remember thinking that I would never be picked because I didn’t feel like I had done anything worth celebrating.

By |2023-01-20T13:42:15-05:00January 20, 2023|

Semifinalists named for 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Ten outstanding teachers from across the state – four elementary, three middle and three high school – are semifinalists for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline Inc. announced on Aug. 2.

By |2021-08-02T15:53:52-04:00August 2, 2021|

Remembering why we love to teach

2016 Kentucky Elementary School Teacher of the Year Joshua DeWar says current teachers need to share their passion for their profession to help young people see teaching as a viable and valuable career.

By |2016-01-12T11:28:48-05:00January 14, 2016|

All teachers can be leaders

Sarah Reed, Kentucky's 2015 Teacher of the Year, says teachers' voices matter -- both in the classroom and in shaping public policy.

By |2018-12-04T14:23:44-05:00October 15, 2015|

Differentiating to meet students’ needs

Sarah Reed By Sarah Reed Each year students enter my classroom with different levels of knowledge and individual learning styles. Not all students learn instructional content in the same way or have the same level of proficiency. Consequently, I use differentiated instruction to support the needs of my students and to maximize their learning potential. When I [...]

By |2015-02-23T13:48:32-05:00February 26, 2015|

Podcasts offer wealth of inspiration for teachers

Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year Joshua Underwood gives instructions to juniors Megan Huber and Amanda Lee during chemistry class at Mason County High School.Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 9, 2015 By Joshua Underwood Being a teacher is often as much about being an entertainer as it is being a conveyor of knowledge. We have to [...]

By |2018-12-04T14:28:55-05:00January 15, 2015|

The power is in the classroom: Welcome!

Sarah Reed helps 3rd-grade student Deandre Woods with a multiplication problem during class at Field Elementary School (Jefferson County).Photo by Amy Wallot, Nov. 21, 2014 By Sarah Reed When I learned that I was named Kentucky Teacher of the Year, there were only two words to describe how I felt: honored and humbled. After I won, had [...]

By |2019-04-03T10:18:55-04:00December 11, 2014|
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