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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert


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.


Jessie Pearl Comer Jackson

Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009

KYTHF Inductee

A native of Gamaliel, Jackson spent 39½ years teaching in the Monroe County schools.

She began her career in the 1930s at one-teacher and two-teacher schools at Rocky Point, Crowe, Avondale, and Sugar Grove. From 1941 to 1973, she taught at Gamaliel Elementary with the majority of time in second grade. Failure was not an option in Mrs. Jackson’s classes.

She received her teaching certification in 1930 at age 18 from Western Kentucky Teacher’s College, received her life teaching certificate in 1936, and her bachelor’s degree in 1956 from WKU.

“I was blessed to be a teacher, to teach the young children cause I loved them so and they loved me,” Jackson said after the ceremony.

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