Every successful team needs that one person who they can always count on; the person that, no matter how bumpy the road may get, they will see it through; the person who will keep calm through chaos. At Ballyshannon Middle School in Boone County, that person is Maegan Tepe.
Members of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) discussed career and technical education (CTE) during their meeting on Feb. 7. February marks CTE Month across the country, an effort to raise awareness of the role that CTE has in readying learners for college and career success.
The council typically takes on a project each school year, which have included topics such as school safety and student mental health. This year, members decided to amplify student voice.
As the 2024 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, I have been gifted the incredible honor and opportunity to represent teachers across the Commonwealth – their brilliance, their passion, their dedication.
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."
2024 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year Kevin Dailey wants his students to feel supported, included
Kevin Dailey was never supposed to be a teacher. As a child, he had hopes of being an architect, taking an idea and forging it into something that would last forever. “As a child of divorce and of economic insecurity, not much was expected of me at school,” said Dailey, a at Ballyshannon Middle School (Boone County). “I would finish school, then I would paint houses like my dad and his dad before him.”
Kevin Dailey didn’t set out to be a teacher. After a few years as an aerospace engineer and mechanical and architectural designer, he knew it was time to find something new.
Kevin Dailey, a social studies teacher at Ballyshannon Middle School (Boone County), was celebrated Feb. 23 as the latest Kentucky educator to receive the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.