Monday, June 1, 2020

Why You Need Your School Librarian

Think about the “Like” button on Facebook. With just one push of a button, people are able to communicate a great deal of information....

An open letter to Terry Holliday, Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education

Dear Commissioner, It’s good to be back in the Bluegrass! I just returned from Dallas, where I participated in the Council of Chief State School...
The 24 teachers from across Kentucky selected as 2016 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards winners were recognized at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort Oct. 20. Joshua DeWar of Engelhard Elementary (Jefferson County), from left, was named the 2016 Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Karen Mallonee of College View Middle School (Daviess County) was named the 2016 Middle School Teacher of the Year and Ashley Lamb-Sinclair of North Oldham High School was selected as the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt, far right, and said Sam Mitchell, senior vice president of Ashland and president of Valvoline, congratulated the winners. Photo by Jennifer Ginn, Oct. 20, 2015

Kentucky Teacher of the Year remains a student at heart

Ashley Lamb-Sinclair didn’t realize it at first, but she discovered she was “one of those people who was just born to teach.”
Kimberly Shearer

Zombies, teaching and Kentucky education’s bright future

I just spent the past hour looking for zombie movie clips on YouTube. My English III students are studying allegory, and I found an...
Kristal Doolin

Inspiring one another to stick our necks out

Over the years, I’ve used many methods to learn about my students, but really feel like I found the perfect match with my introduction letter assignment.

‘Our success, and our students’, depends upon our ability to adapt and grow.’

Last month, I was in Frankfort serving as Grand Marshal in Governor Steve Beshear’s inaugural parade. I was honored to represent Kentucky teachers on...
Holly Bloodworth, the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, discusses bats with her students as a part of a lesson involving informational texts at Murray Elementary School (Murray Independent). Photo by Amy Wallot, Oct. 28, 2013

Ready or not

  Being named the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year is sure to be one of the most exciting professional times of my life. I...

Collaboration, not competition, will lead to student success

Over the past few months, I’ve grown pretty accustomed to phone interviews. I’ve also discovered an interesting phenomenon that typically occurs during these interviews....
Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year Faye Smith of Campbell County Middle School, Kentucky Teacher of the Year Sarah Reed of Field Elementary School (Jefferson County) and Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year Joshua Underwood of Mason County High School were presented with their awards at the Capitol. Photo by Amy Wallot, Oct. 23, 2014

Kentucky Teacher of the Year makes school an adventure

Sarah Reed, the 2015 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, and the state's top middle and high school teachers share an attribute: They want to help others.

The power is in the classroom: Welcome!

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:...