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Savannah Boone is the 2020 Special Education Teacher of the Year, while Jessica Tipton and Amber Ervin the two finalists for the award. They will receive cash prizes and other recognition, and Boone will get a scholarship to attend the national Special Education Legislative Summit in summer 2021.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced the recipients of re-engagement mini grants.
For Mark Thomas, the new superintendent of Todd County Schools, education is a family focus. One of his daughters is a Bullitt County high school English teacher. Another is headed for the University of Louisville (UofL). And his stepdaughter is about to start her junior year at Western Kentucky University (WKU).
Kentucky Department of Education staff members addressed issues pertaining to possible academic gaps and mental health concerns during a virtual meeting of the Local School Board Members Advisory Council.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, an ex officio member of the Kentucky Board of Education, has made Kentucky’s public education system a top priority since being elected and named secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Teachers should be supporting other teachers; not competing against one another or trying to outdo the person in the classroom down the hall. We should be sharing our ideas, celebrating one another’s successes and trying to lift one another up when we are down.
Two Kentucky Career and Technical Education professionals were named regional award winners at the Association for Career and Technical Education Region 2 Conference in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 5.
School counselors and postsecondary partners on two advisory councils are working to develop standards both for school counselors and for the preparation of prospective counselors, as well as a model that will illustrate what effective school counseling should look like.