Excellence in Teaching recipients named

Three Knox County educators joined others from across the Commonwealth as recipients of 2015 Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching award.

Kathy Justice, elementary teacher at Lynn Camp, Jennifer Mills, teacher at Knox County Middle, and Lee Edward Campbell, choir teacher in the  Knox County Public Schools, were selected from among their peers for the recognition.

Campbellsville University began the Excellence in Teaching (EIT) awards program in 1987.  The purpose of the Excellence in Teaching program is to recognize quality teaching and
learning taking place throughout Kentucky.

Through the awards program, the University honors teachers in each grade level (pre-school/elementary, middle, and secondary) selected by their district.

“We are very excited to have these teachers represent Knox County at the awards program,” said Frank Shelton, who
coordinates the awards locally.

“Knox County had several excellence candidates for the award this year, which clearly reflects the dedication our teachers have to students and learning.

“The award calls attention to the fact that teaching is the
profession that creates all others, and it is evident that these teachers have a positive impact on Knox County’s future generation.”

The 2015 Excellence in Teaching Program was held on
Saturday, May 16, on the campus of Campbellsville University.  Justice, Mills, and Campbell were honored by the Knox County Board of Education on May 26.