Kentucky Teacher of the Year

22 Kentucky Teacher Achievement Award winners named for 2024

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced the selection of 22 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2024 Kentucky Teacher Achievement Awards on July 5. These teachers qualify to compete for the 2024 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in September.

By |2023-07-05T15:53:09-04:00July 5, 2023|

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|
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