AIKCU alums sweep Kentucky Teacher of the Year awards

Boone County High English teacher Kimberly Shearer, center, an ’01 Georgetown College summa cum laude graduate, is the 2012 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Elementary School Teacher of the Year Elizabeth Ann Fuller, left, is a Bellarmine University graduate and a 3rd-grade reading and writing demonstration site teacher at J.B. Atkinson Academy in Jefferson County. Middle School Teacher of the Year Jenni Lou Jackson, right, is an 8th-grade language arts teacher at Corbin Middle School and has graduate degrees from Union College. (Photo by Amy Wallot, Kentucky Department of Education.)

Three AIKCU alumni were honored yesterday as Kentucky’s 2012 Teachers of the Year during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. The awards are presented annually by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc.

The overall 2012 Kentucky Teacher of the Year is Kimberly Pangburn Shearer, an English teacher at Boone County High School. Shearer is a 2001 summa cum laude graduate of Georgetown College who also holds master’s degrees from Northern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University.

Elizabeth Ann Fuller is the 2012 Elementary School Teacher of the Year. She is a third-grade reading and writing teacher at Jefferson County’s J.B. Atkinson Academy and obtained her bachelor’s degree at Bellarmine University.

The 2012 Middle School Teacher of the Year is Jenni Lou Jackson, an eighth grade teacher at Corbin Middle School. Jackson holds a master’s and teaching certification from Union College.

These outstanding teachers join a number of previous AIKCU alumni who have been honored as Kentucky Teachers of the Year. Including these 2012 Teacher of the Year honorees, half of the TOY nominees profiled on the Ashland Inc. website hold degrees or certifications from AIKCU institutions.

More:

Ashland Inc. 2012 Kentucky Teachers of the Year (complete profiles of all nominees)

‘O1 GC Grad Named 2012 Teacher of the Year (georgetowncollege.edu)

Education officials name 2012 teachers of the year (kentucky.com)

Official KDE press release

 

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