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As a child growing up in Floyd County, Willie Edward Taylor Carver Jr. recalls having limited access to the recourses he needed for school. Whether it was paper, pencils or even a pair of shoes, he knew he could rely on his teachers to help him get by.
This has not been a typical year, and I find myself in my students shoes more frequently. Maybe because the pair we’ve been given fit all of us: a pandemic that changed the way we live and learn.
In Fayette County, Christopher McCurry, Kentucky’s 2021 High School Teacher of the Year, uses poetry to provide an outlet for students to discover their true selves. In response to the racial unrest in the country, he developed a course that focuses on the history of Black literature in America.
Nine outstanding teachers from across the state – three elementary, three middle and three high school teachers – are semifinalists for the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award.
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