Jefferson County

Educator Spotlight: Brittany Ritter

Brittany Ritter has always known that she wanted to be a teacher. Her love for teaching was fostered from an early age by watching her father teach high school choir in Jefferson County.

By |2024-01-11T10:19:47-05:00January 12, 2024|

Educator Spotlight: David McCoy

David McCoy, the lead welding teacher at Pleasure Ridge Park High School (Jefferson County), has taken the program from its beginning in an old locker room to a bustling program with 141 students in just six years.

By |2023-11-17T11:01:30-05:00December 1, 2023|

Educator Spotlight: Angela Dilts-Pollock

Angela Dilts-Pollock values not only educating her students, but also helping them to grow into who they are and who they will become. “It’s my job to help students discover who they are and how to be the best version of themselves,” said Pollock. “Teaching of content comes after, when students feel safe in my classroom and that I care about them as humans.”

By |2023-09-19T13:46:01-04:00September 22, 2023|

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 High School Teacher of the Year Kumar Rashad gives students who have been in the criminal justice system a chance at success

Every day in Kumar Rashad’s classroom is a call for urgency. “Many of my students have died or got shot and killed,” said Rashad, a mathematics teacher at Breckinridge Metropolitan High School in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), an alternative school with students who have been in the criminal justice system.

By |2023-09-13T11:23:18-04:00September 13, 2023|
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