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Gill Named 2009 Teacher of the Year

Karen Gill, an alumna of the College of Education, was named the 2009 Kentucky Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Ashland Inc., in ceremonies held on Oct. 22 at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Ky.

Gill, who received her master’s degree in secondary education from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was named an Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award Winner in September, her second such honor in the past two years. In early October, she was named a finalist for the High School Teacher of the Year Award, as well.

For 16 of her 18 years in education, Gill has taught at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Ky. She is a Physics Teacher, Research Agent, a National Certification candidate mentor, chairperson of the Henry Clay Pathways Committee and a presenter at Modeling Instruction Program workshops.

To read more about the Kentucky Teacher of the Year awards, please visit the KDE website.