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Leestown Middle School teacher Melanie Trowel named KEA’s 2020 Teacher of the Year

The Kentucky Education Association has selected Melanie Trowel of Leestown Middle School as its 2020 Teacher of the Year. Melanie Trowel (Photo from FCPS) Trowel, who has more than 20 years’ of service in Fayette County Public Schools, accepted the honor April 4 at the KEA Delegate Assembly in Louisville. “I am humbled to receive this award because I am surrounded by exceptional teachers who are...

‘You can learn many things when you explore other worlds,’ visiting musician tells students

William Guijarro, who teaches at a private music school in Ecuador, spent two weeks in Lexington — mostly on the Tates Creek campus. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to Kyforward   “You feel the music, and you move your body with the music. It’s moving, moving, always moving,” visiting educator William Guijarro told the intermediate orchestra students at Tates...

'You can learn many things when you explore other worlds,' visiting musician tells students

William Guijarro, who teaches at a private music school in Ecuador, spent two weeks in Lexington — mostly on the Tates Creek campus. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to Kyforward   “You feel the music, and you move your body with the music. It’s moving, moving, always moving,” visiting educator William Guijarro told the intermediate orchestra students at Tates...