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.
Frances Kidd Steenbergen
Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2010
A Glasgow native, Steenbergen spent 29 years as a teacher and served five years as president of the Kentuckysteenbergen Education Association.
She has been tireless in her efforts to provide a quality education for the students with whom she has worked, and her leadership within the profession has impacted students beyond Kentucky.
She taught science, spelling, health and home economics (now family and consumer sciences), coached cheerleaders and speech teams, and was adviser for the yearbook and Family Career and Community Leaders of America.
Steenbergen received her bachelor’s degree in home economics from Western Kentucky University in 1973, her master’s in home economics from WKU in 1977 and her Rank I in education from WKU in 1984. She taught at Austin Tracy Middle/High School from 1973-87 and at Barren County High School from 1987-2002.