Thursday, July 9, 2020

Teachers are about making opportunities and destinations

In August, Kentucky Teacher of the Year and Boone County High School teacher Kimberly Shearer was invited to speak to the new teachers in...

2012 Kentucky Teacher of the Year bids farewell

So this is it — my last column as the 2012 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. I have to admit I delayed the writing...
Kentucky 2013 Teacher of the Year Kristal Doolin laughs with her 7th-grade language arts class about how misplaced puncuation can change the meaning of a sentance at Corbin Middle School (Corbin Independent). Photo by Amy Wallot, Nov. 8, 2012

“Surreal” Can Hardly Describe It

“Surreal” — that is the word I found myself saying over and over last month as I stood in the Capitol Rotunda before my...
Kristal Doolin

Something to be thankful for this holiday season

This is a unique time of year. As I write this article, we are in the midst of Thanksgiving and heading toward the Christmas...

Those who CAN, do. Those who CAN GO BEYOND, selflessly teach others.

I am a great admirer of those who came before me, and I believe there is much to be said for the wisdom of...

Sharing Our Stories

Charles Schulz's infamous Peanuts character Lucy Van Pelt once said, “Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.” Sorry, Lucy,...

Creating Ripples

Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Kristal Doolin, recently spoke to a group of pre-service teachers and shared advice as they prepare to enter the...

Reeling in Greatness

Mark Twain said, "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you...

Beyond Appreciation

I recently returned from “Washington Recognition Week” in our nation’s capital and all I can say is that I wish every teacher across Kentucky could be doted on as I and my fellow State Teachers of the Year were during this week.
Kristal Doolin

National Board Certification Impact and Rewards Continue a Decade Later

If you haven’t considered National Board Certification, I encourage you to take those first steps. I’m sure you have heard that it is difficult, but learning about the process and programs that are out there to support you before beginning can make a difference.