Regional Education Partnership Excellence in Teaching Award | MCC

Regional Education Partnership Excellence in Teaching Award

Public school partners from Caldwell, Crittenden, Dawson Springs, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, and Webster County districts along with Madisonville Community College and Murray State University-Madisonville have announced the second year of the Regional Education Partnership Excellence in Teaching awards to recognize outstanding classroom educators. 

"We are thrilled to be able to host this event for a second year, which reflects our continued commitment to excellence in teaching and the critical role that teachers play in shaping the future of our communities," said Dr. Jay Parrent, of Madisonville Community College. "We hope this award will inspire educators to continue their important work and serve as a reminder of the profound impact they have on the lives of their students."

The award was created to celebrate and highlight teaching excellence in elementary, middle, and high school education. Nominees are sought who demonstrate exceptional skills and dedication to their profession and who inspire and motivate students to achieve their full potential. The colleges and school districts have been meeting regularly since 2017 to discuss issues of mutual importance, plan collaborative ventures, and refine and expand dual credit programming for students. Several key initiatives have been developed through this partnership in the subsequent years. 

The window for nominations will remain open until Wednesday, April 10. To be eligible, nominees must be full-time regular classroom teachers in an elementary, middle, or high school with a minimum of three years of experience. A committee comprised of educators and administrators from each district and representatives from the colleges will select one teacher from each grade level from each district.

The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 30 on the Madisonville Community College campus. For more information about the award and to nominate a teacher, please visit the college’s website or check the college and partner schools’ social media accounts.