Woodford County

Giving thanks to all of Kentucky’s outstanding teachers

I had the privilege in September of presiding over my first in-person Kentucky Teacher of the Year ceremony at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda. There are two parts of my job that I find the most enjoyable. The first is when I get to visit classrooms and see our students deeply involved in learning.

By |2022-09-22T14:04:40-04:00October 3, 2022|

Crittenden County’s Mandy Perez named 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Mandy Perez, a 6th-grade English and language arts teacher at Crittenden County Middle School, reacts in surprise as she is named the 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year at an in-person ceremony on Sept. 20 at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda. She also was named the Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year.Photo by Jacob Perkins, Sept. 20, 2022 [...]

By |2022-09-20T13:57:18-04:00September 20, 2022|

2023 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year carries lessons learned from her middle school teacher

Sitting in the third row of Pam Harper's 8th-grade social studies class at Pendleton County Middle School in 1991 shortly after the launch of Operation Desert Storm, Amber Sergent uncovered a desire to learn about America's past while also being mindful of the world of today. A class that had focused on U.S. history from the American colonies through the Civil War suddenly added an element of current events.

By |2022-09-20T16:18:57-04:00September 20, 2022|

24 Kentucky Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award winners named for 2022

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2022 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). These teachers qualify to compete for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in September.

By |2021-07-08T16:41:32-04:00July 8, 2021|

Louisville-area students chosen as U.S. Senate Youth Program delegates

Shubh Gupta, a junior at duPont Manual High School (Jefferson County) and Alex Marion Young, a junior at Saint Xavier High School in Louisville, were selected to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) during the 59th annual USSYP Washington Week, to be held March 14-17.

By |2021-02-25T11:45:31-05:00February 25, 2021|
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