On the first day of the school year, I show each of my classes a clip from the movie “Fever Pitch.” Jimmy Fallon plays a teacher who is obsessed with the Boston Red Sox, and Drew Barrymore plays a businesswoman who knows very little about baseball. In one scene, it appears that Fallon is going to propose to Barrymore. However, instead of an engagement ring, Fallon offers opening game tickets.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) focused on the state’s Portrait of a Learner during its meeting June 6-7.
My term began on July 1, 2022, and I joined a room of change agents passionate about improving education in our Commonwealth.
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.