The Cardinal Times
Taylor Co. teachers earn "Roger Awards"Tuesday, May 15, 2012 By Shannon Clark
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Taylor County School District held its second “Roger Awards” Friday, May 11 to honor exceptional teachers nominated by their peers, according to Susan Kilby, assistant superintendent. Kilby said the standards for nominations were based on evidence of successful teaching, including student growth (as measured by school data), innovative lessons, collaboration with colleagues, and use of technology. “Additionally, relationship-building with all stakeholders, involvement with leadership and extracurricular activities, and maintaining a student-centered classroom were key components,” she said. Out of 37 nominees, 10 were chosen by a committee of board members and administrators as Performance Based Merit recipients. The winners were Brandon Gupton, Bill Shoemaker, Troy Young, Sue Dillery, Jessica McCubbin, Dana Hixson, Loria Christie, Margaret Collison, Melinda Neal and Laura Raganas. Each winner received an engraved glass plaque and a $500 check. The remaining 27 nominees included Kathy Pavy, Stephen Bishop, Carolyn Bennett, Rhonda Yates, William Wallace Evans, Tina Petty, Jill Blakeman, Tammy Humphress, Lynn Kearney, Chasity Wilkins, Patti Brockman, Joan Tinnell, Lori Schultz, Missy Laymance, Tonya Rogers, Emma Valdes, Brandi Graham, Faith Shepherd, Shea Poff, Greg Oliver, Shelley Young, Pat Jones, Hollie Westbrook, Grant Litton, Kristy Sullivan, Terry Myers and Kelly Milburn. They each received “Roger Awards” medals and a gift to take home. All district employees were treated to refreshments followed by the awards ceremony at TCHS. Superintendent Roger Cook commended each nominee for their hard work and for the example they set for their students. For more information, contact Kilby at email@example.com.