Boone County

The Imperfect Classroom: Balancing Consistency and Compassion

Every successful team needs that one person who they can always count on; the person that, no matter how bumpy the road may get, they will see it through; the person who will keep calm through chaos. At Ballyshannon Middle School in Boone County, that person is Maegan Tepe.

By |2024-02-15T12:36:55-05:00February 15, 2024|

Boone County’s Kevin Dailey named 2024 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Kevin Dailey, a middle school social studies teacher at Ballyshannon Middle School in Boone County, has been named the 2024 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. "I am really blessed and honored to be able to represent 40,000 plus teachers in Kentucky," Dailey said. "This day is about all of our kids and all of our families. This day is about Kentucky."

By |2024-02-20T15:59:53-05:00September 13, 2023|

2024 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year Kevin Dailey wants his students to feel supported, included

Kevin Dailey was never supposed to be a teacher. As a child, he had hopes of being an architect, taking an idea and forging it into something that would last forever. “As a child of divorce and of economic insecurity, not much was expected of me at school,” said Dailey, a  at Ballyshannon Middle School (Boone County). “I would finish school, then I would paint houses like my dad and his dad before him.”

By |2024-02-20T16:00:28-05:00September 13, 2023|

Educator Spotlight: Shannon Kay

As a 15-year veteran teacher, Shannon Kay knows how important education can be in a child’s life. She currently teaches 1st grade in Boone County, but she also has taught preschool and kindergarten.

By |2023-08-31T08:51:02-04:00September 1, 2023|

22 Kentucky Teacher Achievement Award winners named for 2024

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced the selection of 22 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2024 Kentucky Teacher Achievement Awards on July 5. These teachers qualify to compete for the 2024 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in September.

By |2023-07-05T15:53:09-04:00July 5, 2023|
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