The GoTeachKY campaign to recruit the next generation of educators has partnered with 10 teacher ambassadors across the state to help promote the teaching profession.
Ambassadors were selected from a pool of applicants who answered the call for teachers interested in supporting this new statewide initiative. These ambassadors have three goals:
- Communicate with and inspire students in high school and college to consider teaching as a career;
- Communicate with potential and current teachers to positively capture the rewards and opportunities associated with a career in teaching; and
- Support and promote the central focus areas, programs and organizations of GoTeachKY, such as Educators Rising and the Teaching and Learning career pathway.
The 2020 GoTeachKY Ambassadors are:
- DeeAnna Albright, Carter County schools
- Erin Ball, Scott County schools and the 2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
- Bruce Blanton, Shelby County schools
- Jennifer Emberton, Simpson County schools
- Miles Johnson, Jessamine County schools
- Ashley Judd, Jackson County schools
- Theresa McDavid-Dobbins, Boyd County schools
- Christine Meisberger, Scott County schools
- Noraa Ransey, Calloway County schools
- Cathy Thrasher, Daviess County schools
Each ambassador has a unique story that brought them into the teaching profession. These stories will be featured in GoTeachKY’s social media campaign as real-life examples of the different pathways available to future educators. Ambassadors also will represent GoTeachKY at career fairs and other speaking engagements. They will serve through June.