Kelly Gates is as homegrown as they come in Hopkins County. Born and raised in Madisonville, she has been teaching at Pride Elementary School (Hopkins County) for her entire 26-year career. Now Gates is representing her home as the 2023 Kentucky Elementary School Teacher of the Year.
The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education will host at Outdoor Learning Symposium June 15 at Kit Carson Elementary School in Richmond. The free event for K-12 teacher-administrator teams will examine whether school grounds can serve a broad function as interdisciplinary educational resources to extend the classroom outdoors. The registration deadline is June 9. Click here for more information.
Outdoor classroom provides new pathways for teachers and students to thrive.