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Lafayette educator among state finalists for Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching

Susan McLaughlin-Jones of Lafayette High School is among Kentucky’s finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

She is one of three science teachers and five math instructors that the Kentucky Department of Education has submitted for national consideration.

Susan McLaughlin-Jones (Photo Provided)

McLaughlin-Jones will also be recognized during the Kentucky Science Teachers Association conference, set for Nov. 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency and Lexington Convention Center.

McLaughlin-Jones earned her bachelor’s degree in physics from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Kentucky.

She has taught in Fayette County Public Schools since 1996 and at Lafayette since 2000.

The presidential award, which is the highest honor the U.S. government bestows for K-12 math and science instruction, recognizes teachers from each state who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning.

Honorees receive a certificate signed by the president, a paid trip to Washington, D.C., to attend recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

From Fayette County Public Schools

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