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Dixie Magnet Elementary teacher Yan Wang named recipient of 2019 Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award

Yan Wang of Dixie Magnet Elementary is one of two national recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award from the Chinese Language Association Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS), which commended her as a highly effective teacher and an excellent role model for K-12 Chinese teachers. CLASS recognized Wang during the 2019 annual convention and world languages expo sponsored by the American...

Education Notes: Child Nutrition’s Dawson named Southeast Employee of Year; merit award for Albrecht

The School Nutrition Association has tapped Fayette County Public Schools food service employee Trish Dawson as its Southeast Region’s Employee of the Year. Dawson, who was also Kentucky’s 2017 statewide honoree, is now in the running for the national award, which will be announced this July in Atlanta. Trish Dawson “We come to work every day in hopes that we fill up hungry bellies, help children...

Teacher of Japanese at Lexington's Picadome Elementary wins KWLA outstanding teacher

Mitsuko “Miko” Momozono, a Japanese teacher in her sixth year at Picadome Elementary in Lexington, has received the 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award from the Kentucky World Language Association.   Miko Momozono (Photo from FCPS) The honor was announced during KWLA’s fall conference last week at the Hilton in downtown Lexington where the theme was Facing the Future: Making your Toolbox Count....