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In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve students with a variety of learning needs, the Kentucky Department of Education has named 11 Alternative Programs of Distinction.
Denise Minor, a science teacher at Henry Clay High School (Fayette County), is among 28 teachers chosen for the 2019 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, a professional development program for high school science teachers.
Nine Kentucky high school students have been selected to participate in the 2021 Bands of America Honor Band in the Rose Parade.
After a long career in education, self-described policy wonk Sharon Porter Robinson is working to close the gap between education policy and practice as a member of the Kentucky Board of Education.
After spending time around the globe, Claire Batt brought her expertise back to Kentucky where she spent more than 30 years with Fayette County schools.
Nathan Wilson, orchestra director at Leestown Middle School (Fayette County), has received the 2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award (grades K-12) from the Kentucky Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
Six career and technical education professionals from Kentucky public schools were among those honored in the national awards program at the Association for Career and Technical Education’s Career Tech Vision professional development conference in December in Anaheim, Calif.
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.
Eleven Kentucky public high school students have been named to the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis.