Wayne County was well represented at the 19th annual ‘Share Fair Celebration…Appreciating Educators and Literacy’ with 48 Wayne County educators participating in a dozen presentations in Louisville on April 21st. The Fair is the culminating event where teachers gather to present and discuss their year long Literacy Action Plans they have been working on throughout the school year as part of the Kentucky Reading Project or Adolescent Literacy Project. WCMS Teacher Leah Turner has been asked to share her presentation on “How a Book Changed and Challenged our Classroom” at a national conference this summer.
Teacher representatives who had attended were asked to share how this PD inspired the quality of their teaching strategies and what
they presented at the statewide conference. They include: Shannon Shelton-Walker Early Learning Center, Sasha Chaplin – Bell Elementary, Lesley Rice - Monticello Elementary, Moddie Miller and William Allison – WCMS.
Additionally, Public Relations Coordinator Linda Jones shared important facts about the district after researching historical highlights, dating all the way back to 1799. The research revealed that Wayne County was the first school district to become part of public education in the state of Kentucky. It also showed Wayne County was first in integration for a Kentucky school district. The Griffin School, became racially integrated in 1955.
Click here to view the timeline of the Wayne County School District's key dates!
Monticello Elementary Teacher Lesley Rice
Wayne County Middle School teacher Moddie Miller
Bell Elementary teacher Sasha Chaplin
Walker Early Learning Center teacher Shannon Shelton
Wayne County Middle School teacher William Allison
(l-r): Shannon Shelton, Moddie Miller, William Allison, Lesley Rice, Sasha Chaplin, and Walker Early Learning Center Principal and President of Kentucky Reading Association Angela Ballinger who has actively supported the local professional development.