Teachers may be nominated and recommended by their individual school districts, fellow educators, or former students. The nomination packets should address the nominee’s impact on students and young people in Kentucky. Page limitations are strictly adhered to by the selection committee.
Hilda Willis Jenkins
Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009
Jenkins, a native of Columbia, retired in 1988 after 31 years as a teacher in Russellville and Warren County schools.
She is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College and received her bachelor’s degree from Union College and master’s from WKU. Jenkins taught at Russellville High School from 1957-59, North Warren High School from 1959-69, and Warren East High School from 1969-88.
Jenkins taught mathematics and music and also worked with school groups such as 4-H, cheerleaders, and drill team and has served as a leader in the Kentucky Education Association. In 1981, she was named outstanding alumnus of Lindsey Wilson College.
“I feel like we’re a small representation of teachers who work hard every day and make an impact on all students in the Commonwealth,” Jenkins said.