Joanna Stevens pictured herself as an educator since she was a child. Being the daughter of a teacher and a 4-H extension agent, she always felt drawn to education. She explored other career options like accounting and pharmacy, but when she started tutoring after school, she realized how much she enjoyed helping her peers.
Garrard County Teacher Joanna Howerton Stevens to serve as non-voting member on the Kentucky Board of Education
The 2014 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year is taking on a new role as the next educator to sit on the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE). Joanna Howerton Stevens, a National Board Certified Teacher from Garrard County High School (GCHS), was appointed as a member at the board’s April 20 meeting.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is taking steps to create a statewide Profile of a Graduate, which is a vision statement describing what a learner should know and be able to do before they graduate high school.
Garrard County High School senior Alex Miller captured the nation's attention with his recent American Idol audition. But for his hometown of Lancaster, this moment was years in the making.
Whenever Kentucky Department of Education employees begin making their way back into KDE headquarters in Frankfort, one familiar face will have already hit the ground running in Garrard County.
The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2021 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). These teachers qualify to compete for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award which will be announced in October.
Districts across the state are teaching their students what they need to be successful in the workplace.
Kalem Grasham, the former principal at Garrard County High School, and Jerry Gels, director of innovative programs for Boone County schools, have been chosen as 2017 Administrators of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA). Grasham was named the School-Level Administrator of the Year, while Gels was named the District-Level Administrator of the Year. They were recognized [...]
Gov. Matt Bevin made several appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions.
More than 11,500 educators across the state to be trained by the end of November.