Educator Spotlight: Samuel Whitehead

Ever since his senior year in high school, Samuel Whitehead wanted to be a math teacher and an officer in the U.S. Army. Twenty years later, he is an advanced mathematics teacher at Rowan County Senior High School and a chemical intelligence officer for the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in the Kentucky Army National Guard. 

By |2024-02-20T10:32:21-05:00March 8, 2024|

Educator Spotlight: Ryan Davis

Ryan Davis is a mathematics teacher at Waggener High School (Jefferson County) who is passionate about creating change in his community with his students. He is a 2023 Teacher Achievement Award winner. 

By |2024-03-04T10:52:51-05:00March 1, 2024|

Kentucky Numeracy Counts Act discussed in House Education Committee

The Kentucky Department of Education Chief Academic Officer Micki Ray testified during the House Education Committee on Jan. 23 in support of House Bill 162, the Kentucky Numeracy Counts Act, which would provide additional supports in mathematics beginning with the 2025-2026 school year.

By |2024-01-24T15:44:37-05:00January 24, 2024|

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|

Team KDE Spotlight: Erin Chavez

Erin Chavez has been a part of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) since 2016. She is a program academic consultant for the Office of Teaching and Learning’s Division of Program Standards, and the Mathematics Achievement Fund grant coordinator.

By |2023-08-23T09:23:06-04:00August 23, 2023|

Educator Spotlight: Rebecca Brewer

Rebecca Brewer has always had a passion for learning, creativity and helping others. This is why she fell in love with education and decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a certification in learning/behavior disorders at Bellarmine University. She also earned a master’s degree as a literary specialist.

By |2023-08-08T15:46:22-04:00August 11, 2023|
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