Three Knox teachers among those honored by Campbellsville University

Excellence in Teaching award winners

Three Knox County teachers were among 215 of their colleagues from across the state recently honored by Campbellsville University.

News of their selection as an Excellence in Teaching recipient came in April ahead of the May 14 ceremony on the Campbellsville campus.  Superintendent Jeremy Ledford surprised each teacher with a folder that once opened contained a congratulatory message.

Danielle Matlock at Central Elementary School, Miranda Giles at Knox County Middle School, and Heidi Suttle at Lynn Camp High School represented Knox County Public Schools at the university’s 36th annual award program.

Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs, welcomed the teachers and their families and said, “Campbellsville University’s School of Education is committed to education. Today is about you and your sacrifices and commitment.”

Dr. Lisa Allen, dean of the School of Education, welcomed the teachers to the program and echoed similar comments. She said teachers take risks and are innovative, problem solvers, mentors and leaders.

Dr. Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education, was the speaker for the event and said teachers are “a force of love”.