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Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009
Weddington, a native of Pineville, spent 55 years as a Spanish teacher.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Berea College and her master’s degree and Rank I from Eastern Kentucky University.
Weddington taught at Pineville High School from 1953-54, Bell County High School from 1954-55, and Franklin County High School from 1955-88. Since 1988, she has served in numerous roles including Spanish professor and instructor at Kentucky State University, Berea College, and Eastern Kentucky University.
She has received numerous awards and honors, including Kentucky Teacher of the Year in 1987, Eastern Kentucky University Distinguished Alumna in 1987, Berea College Distinguished Alumna in 1992, and National Secondary Spanish Teacher of the Year in 1988.
“This honor today is beyond my wildest or best dreams ever,” Weddington said.
“To teach is one of the greatest professions there is,” she said. “To receive an award for teaching is a wonderful thing.”