Thursday, July 9, 2020
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.

Plug into learning

By the time this article is posted online, I will have already welcomed my new students, established rules and routines, and set them up...

To “Think Anew…One Day at a Time”

In his second annual message to Congress in December 1862 Abraham Lincoln wrote, “The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise...
The State Teachers of the Year Class of 2013 held their final dinner in Princeton, N.J., earlier this month. Submitted by Kristal Doolin.

2013 Kentucky Teacher of the Year bids farewell after ‘defining, incredible year’

In my first article last year, I used the word “surreal” more than once to describe being named 2013 Kentucky Teacher of the Year....
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...
Holly Bloodworth

Hello, My Name Is…

Teachers today have many names; we are probably called many names too, but what I am talking about are all the roles we have...

Momentum is growing for teacher leadership

Leadership can take many forms. It can be take charge or by example. It can be a position or an attitude. It can be...

Summer theater project has Kentucky Teacher of the Year believing

Teachers often jokingly say that their favorite things about teaching are June, July, and August. Of course this is not true because every teacher...

Teacher of the Year experience inspiring

What an amazing experience it has been to represent teachers throughout the commonwealth as the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. I really did...

9 semifinalists named for Ky. Teacher of the Year

Nine outstanding teachers from across the state – three elementary, three middle and three high school teachers – are semifinalists for the 2015 Kentucky...