GEORGETOWN, KY – Two graduates of Georgetown College’s Master of Arts program in education are among 24 outstanding Kentucky educators and recipients of the 2014 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. They will be among the teachers honored at a ceremony in Frankfort on October 16 in the State Capitol Building.
Robin Rath-Fultz of Brooksville is a Complex Needs teacher at Taylor Elementary School in Bracken County. She earned her Master of Arts in Education with certification in Learning Behavior Disorders in 2008, and a second Master of Arts in Education with a Teacher Leader Endorsement and Moderate Severe Disabilities certification from Georgetown College in 2012.
Shawn Jewell Carlstedt teaches second grade at Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School near Wilmore in Jessamine County. She earned a Master of Arts in Education from Georgetown in 1992.
Gov. Steve Beshear, Education and Workforce Secretary Thomas Zawacki, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and Ashland’s Chairman and CEO Jim O’Brien will be present at the Wednesday ceremony to honor the teachers and to recognize the Kentucky Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers of the Year. From this group of three finalists, the Kentucky Teacher of the Year will be named and will represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year competition, according to Kentucky Department of Education officials.
This marks the 13th year the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland, Inc. have partnered to honor Kentucky educators. During that time, four educators with a Georgetown College background have been recognized as Kentucky Teachers of the Year and a fifth as Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year.