Friday, December 4, 2020
Elena Kamenetzky, a Japanese teacher at Eastern High School (Jefferson County), was named the 2020 Southern Conference on Language Teaching teacher of the year.

Jefferson County teacher named 2021 National Language Teacher of the Year

For the first time ever, a Kentucky teacher has been named National Language Teacher of the Year by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education Virtual Meeting: Nov. 19, 2020

Kentucky council on gifted and talented education discusses barriers to equity

Barriers to equity in identifying gifted and talented students still exist in Kentucky’s public schools, members of the Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE's) State...
Recognitions

Harlan County teachers write Spanish book for rural students

Two Harlan County High School teachers have written a Spanish I textbook that focuses on rural life, including specifics of Harlan County.
Recognitions

KWLA announces Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Rising Star Teacher

Jennifer Hoban, a French teacher at Louisville Collegiate School, is the 2020 recipient of the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. She received the award on Sept. 19 at the KWLA Fall Virtual Conference.
Recognitions

102 Fayette County graduates earn Seal of Biliteracy

The Fayette County Public Schools Seal of Biliteracy recognizes graduating seniors who demonstrate functional language skills in English and another language. Honorees awarded this distinction during the 2019-2020 academic year include 102 graduates earning distinction in French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Lingala, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Swedish.
Recognitions

Lafayette High School teacher named Japanese Teacher of the Year

The Kentucky Association of Japanese Language Teachers selected Mariko Barnes of Lafayette High School (Fayette County) as the state’s Japanese Teacher of the Year.
Announcements

KWLA seeking nominations for 2020 World Language Teaching Awards

The Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) is seeking nominations for its annual awards.
Recognitions

Kentucky students win National Security Language Initiative scholarships

Nine students at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University have received a nationally-competitive National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Scholarships for immersive, critical language study this summer and next academic year.
Recognitions

Fayette teacher earns national Chinese language teachers’ group honor

Yan Wang, a teacher at Dixie Magnet Elementary School (Fayette County), is one of two national recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award from the Chinese Language Association Secondary-Elementary Schools, which commended her as a highly effective teacher and an excellent role model for K-12 Chinese teachers.
Elena Kamenetzky

KWLA names Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher

Elena Kamenetzky, a Japanese teacher at Eastern High School (Jefferson County), is the 2019 recipient of the Kentucky World Language Association Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.