Stacey Davidson Blogs About Her Love of Education

Stacey Davidson, the instructional supervisor in the Owsley County School District, feels that she was called into the service of teaching at an early age even though she wanted a different career path.  She has recently started a blog writing about educational issues important to her. Stacey says, “I knew from the time I was […]

Space and Aviation Encourages Middlesboro Teacher to Promote High Tech Careers to Students

Middlesboro High School teacher Luke Gilly is sharing his fascination with space travel and the universe in his teaching preparing his students for possible careers in aviation and aerospace. After teaching math for 10 years, Luke had an opportunity to train to be certified to teach engineering. “So I attended courses at UK and Duke […]

Perry Elementary Special Education Teacher Uses Art to Help Students Learn and Communicate

Teresa Miller is using her 21 years of teaching experience at RW Combs Elementary in Perry County School District to help her students communicate their thoughts and feelings through art. “Art Makes You smart” is her present project through an Innovation Grant award provided by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC).  “I love creating art projects […]

Jason Hall’s Love of Teaching and Learning

Innovation comes to Breathitt County Jason Hall’s passion for learning and desire to become a teacher started an early age. Jason, a fourth-grade instructor at Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Elementary in the Breathitt County School District recalls wanting to become a teacher while in the sixth grade based on his love for his teachers.   […]

Haynes “Flips Classroom” for Innovative Math Teaching

Ashley Haynes has embraced an innovative approach to improve learning in her 8th-grade math classes at Hazard Middle School. Ashley describes her “Flipping and Swiveling Project” as a set of strategies to enhance student learning and achievement by reversing the traditional teacher-centered model of a classroom to a Flipped Learning model, focusing class time on […]

Jackson Independent Early Childhood Instructor Uses Art to Advance Learning

Grethel Jones, an Early Childhood instructor at the Jackson Independent School District in Breathitt County, has developed a creative learning project that involves using art indoors and outdoors.  She was able to fund her idea by applying for and receiving an “Innovation Grant” award from the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC). She framed the learning […]

Pikeville Teacher Uses The Kitchen as Science Classroom

Kelly Scott is cooking up learning and science at Pikeville High School with creative teaching strategies.   Kelly is using the kitchen as her science classroom. Seeing students learn, be part of our classroom family, seeing them come up with an idea or a solution and be so very proud of what they have accomplished, makes […]

Johnson County Teacher Uses Storytelling to Promote Appalachian Culture

Dr. Rachel Holbrook gives her Johnson County Middle School students a voice and allows them the opportunity to talk about traditions that they have here in Appalachia that can help portray their community in a positive light. In order to promote writing and learning, Rachel used an “Innovation Grant” award from the Kentucky Valley Educational […]

Enterprising Jenkins School Librarian Promotes Learning and Reading

Crystal Smallwood, in her 32nd year in education, is utilizing technology in creative ways as the librarian at Jenkins Independent to promote learning for students who may not have Internet access at home.  Crystal credits her parents, who were both avid readers, to pursue a career as a librarian.  “My parents shared that love of […]

From Paintsville Student to Teacher

While being a student in the Paintsville School District, Laura Carroll dreamed of returning home and becoming a teacher in the district.  She is in her fifth year of teaching at Paintsville Elementary having taught 4th/5th split class, 5th grade reading and now in her third year teaching the third grade. Laura embraces interesting teaching […]