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WKU Distinguished Educator Awards to recognize exemplary teachers within service region

Nominations are open for the Western Kentucky University College of Education and Behavioral Sciences’ inaugural Distinguished Educator Awards.

The awards will celebrate the individual and significant contributions educators make to the teaching profession. From literacy to innovation, WKU will recognize 10 P-12 educators within the university’s service region based on their inspiring solutions in the classroom.

“There are never enough opportunities to say ‘thank you’ and recognize the work of our Kentucky teachers,” said Corinne Murphy, Dean of WKU’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. “Our goal is to ensure these community mentors and leaders understand WKU’s appreciation for their continued contributions to students.”

On April 14, WKU officials will recognize finalists and category winners at an awards ceremony held at the WKU Augenstein Alumni Center. Category winners will each receive a $200 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.

Additionally, a perpetual plaque in the Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame will feature the winners’ names for years to come.

Each school district may nominate up to 10 educators. All submissions will require a letter of recommendation about the nominee.

For more information, visit www.wku.edu or email Stephanie Martin at stephanie.martin@wku.edu.

The deadline for entry is Feb. 28.

WKU will continue to implement and host various teacher appreciation events in 2020, including the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Ceremony. Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to remain updated on these events.

From Western Kentucky University

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