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EKU Dual Credit Education Classes Help High School Students Get Ahead

EKU Education Dual Credit Student Kaylee Kapp

EKU’s dual credit program allows Kentucky high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses to earn both college and high school credit. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in EKU’s College of Education is building dual credit partnerships with school districts to address the growing shortage of teachers in Kentucky and nationwide.

EKU Alumna Hannah Chaney Faced the Ultimate Teaching Challenge

EKU Alumna and Middle School Teacher Hannah Chaney

After teaching middle school social studies and English/language arts for five years, Hannah Chaney took on the biggest teaching and learning challenge of her life. Her son Kase was born with several severe medical conditions requiring around-the-clock care. She resigned from her position as a middle school teacher to take care of her son.

After 28 Years, Renee Brooks Still Loves Teaching

EKU College of Education Alumna Renee Brooks

Renee Brooks is still excited about her profession after 28 rewarding years in the classroom! She began her career as a pre-school teacher and for the past 16 years, she has been a Reading Recovery teacher.  She first taught at Daniel Boone Elementary in Madison County before marrying her husband Roger and moving to Knox County. She has worked at Jesse D.

Triple Colonel Jana Mayer Inspired to Teach by her 2nd Grade Teacher

Jana Mayer EKU Alumna and Model Laboratory School Teacher

Jana Mayer was inspired to be a teacher by Mrs. Helen Maines, her 2nd grade teacher at Mason County Elementary School in Maysville, Kentucky.

Peniston Loves Teaching after COVID-Crazy First Year

Rebecca Peniston EKU Alumna and First Year Teacher

Rebecca Peniston is a first-year teacher at Paint Lick Elementary School in Garrard County where she teaches fourth and fifth grade science and writing. She still loves teaching, even after a crazy first year because of COVID-19.

Student Scholarship Spotlight: Destiny Patterson

Destiny Patterson, EKU elementary ed & Deaf/Hard of Hearing ed major

Destiny Patterson from Munford, Tennessee is majoring in elementary education and education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with a minor in American Sign Language. She is the 2020 recipient of the Wietse DeHoop Scholarship.

EKU Future Teachers Develop Online Teaching Skills

Ivy Neal (left) and Noelia Ayala (right), senior teacher education majors at EKU

Virtual teaching skills are essential in 2020 and EKU’s senior-level elementary education majors are learning how to manage the latest offered by Google Classroom.

EKU’s Adolescent Literacy Project Summer Institute 2020

EKU’s Adolescent Literacy Project Summer Institute

EKU’s Adolescent Literacy Project Summer Institute took place July 23 – 28. Twenty-four middle and high school teachers from Fayette, Clark, Madison, Estill, and Rockcastle County participated. The program provided intensive professional development in adolescent disciplinary literacy methods and approaches.

EKU Students Changed Careers to Become Teachers

EKU Teacher Education Students Deanna Barnes and Michael Thomas

EKU non-traditional students Deanna Barnes and Michael Thomas both decided to start a new career and become teachers.

Dr. Rodney White publishes history of Rosenwald Schools for African-American Students in Adair County

A History of Rosenwald Schools in Adair County, Kentucky

Dr. Rodney White, retired professor from EKU’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently published a book featuring the history of Rosenwald Schools in Adair County, Kentucky. White’s book was inspired by the need to restore the last remaining Rosenwald School in the county, the Flatwoods School.

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