Milken Educator Award

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.”

By |2024-02-20T16:00:28-05:00September 13, 2023|

Early intervention as a child was key for Kentucky Milken Educator Award winner Buskill

With Charlotte Buskill's mother, grandmother and two sisters all educators, she felt she was destined to join the “family business.” “My whole younger childhood was filled with the love of being in a school building,” she said. Now in her sixth year as an educator, Buskill has been at Newton Parrish Elementary School (Owensboro Independent) since 2016. Her ability to ensure the success of every student was recognized by the Milken Family Foundation, which honored her as a Milken Educator Award winner in a surprise ceremony on Nov. 10 at the school.

By |2022-12-05T12:09:01-05:00December 5, 2022|

Kentucky Milken Award winner makes school ‘a place kids want to go’

Jessica Goodman thought Farmer Elementary’s (Jefferson County) first school-wide assembly in two years was for special guests to learn and celebrate Farmer’s literacy efforts. Instead, the assembly, which included special guests Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass and Gov. Andy Beshear, was for her. 

By |2022-05-12T11:16:58-04:00May 12, 2022|

Jefferson County’s Jessica Goodman receives $25,000 Milken Award

Jessica Goodman, a kindergarten through 5th grade Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher at Farmer Elementary School (Jefferson County), was celebrated on April 22 as the latest Kentucky educator to receive the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

By |2022-04-25T12:52:53-04:00April 22, 2022|
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