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The Gatton Academy Recognizes Kentucky Educators for Support of the Class of 2022
- Ashley Taylor
- Thursday, June 16th, 2022
BOWLING GREEN – The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky recently recognized 15 educators from across the Commonwealth for their support of high ability students. The educators were recognized at the program’s May 7 Commencement in Van Meter Hall.
The Gatton Academy established the Gatton Academy Educator Recognition Program in 2018 to acknowledge and celebrate the support students receive from teachers, counselors, gifted and talented specialists, and principals along their educational journeys. Educators play key roles in encouraging students to develop their strengths, explore topics of interest, and set lofty goals. Students often learn of the opportunities The Gatton Academy offers through educators who recognize their potential.
Gatton Academy graduates were invited to nominate one educator from a Kentucky school to be recognized at graduation. Selected educators received a certificate of recognition, a specific message of gratitude from their nominating student(s), and were invited to stand to be acknowledged as their names were read during The Gatton Academy commencement ceremony. The following educators were recognized by the Class of 2022:
Alesa Baker, Bowling Green Independent School District
Scott Boyd, Louisville Classical Academy
Courtney Calvert, Clarinet Instructor
Valeriya Fritz, Hickman County Schools
Genny Jenkins, Rowan County Schools
John Karanja, Murray Independent School District
Laura Leeper, Warren County Public Schools
Chad Muncy, Jackson County Schools
Lisa Petrie, Todd County Schools
Scott Pile, Calloway County Schools
Kelley Ransdell, Anchorage Public School
Dr. Claire Rinehart, Western Kentucky University
Robbie Roberts, Franklin County Public Schools
Denise Stice, Edmonson County Schools
Mark Wolff, Villa Madonna Academy
About The Gatton Academy: Established in 2007, The Gatton Academy is Kentucky’s first residential two-year program for gifted and talented juniors and seniors. The Gatton Academy’s students enroll as juniors and are full-time WKU students pursuing their interests in advanced science, technology, engineering and mathematical careers. The Gatton Academy has been named to Jay Mathews’ list of top-performing schools with elite students for eleven consecutive appearances and received the National Consortium for Secondary STEM School’s Innovation Partnership Award.