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GOOTEE SELECTED FOR KENTUCKY ADULT EDUCATION'S 2015 OUTSTANDING LESSON AWARD

Local Adult Education Instructor, Ashley Gootee, has been awarded the Kentucky Adult Education s 2015 Outstanding Lesson Award for her submission, How Steep Is It?

In order to kick off the Kentucky Adult Education Lesson Bank and to help build the bank s collection of
high-quality, KYAE-instructor-generated lessons, Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) held a competition for
the best Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) lesson of 2014-15. The author of this year s winning lesson was
Ashley Gootee of Muhlenberg County, who received a $500 award for her accomplishment. Her adult
learning center will receive a banner celebrating her accomplishment and bragging rights for a full year.

Cris Crowley, Director of ACE , said she was elated but not surprised after hearing the news of Ashley s
win; I have witnessed the quality of Ashley s instruction. My initial reaction was also like that of a proud
parent. I was glowing with pride for her accomplishment.

Most students find math intimidating and always wonder how they will ever use letters and numbers mixed
together on a page. My goal is to show students how to apply the math concepts and how they can be
used in their lives, said Ashley. After submitting her lesson in March, she revealed that she was completely
shocked to hear that she had taken first place. I was excited to win, but more excited to learn that our
[Adult Education] center will receive a banner of accomplishment.

Kentucky Adult Education is lucky to have excellent instructors like Ashley throughout the state, says
Joyce Bullock, director of instructional leadership, Kentucky Adult Education. Our staff is very proud of
Ashley, the work she does and her dedication to her students. It s a well-earned recognition.

ACE is located in the Career Advancement Center in Powderly, Kentucky; they serve Muhlenberg
residents who are working towards their GED through remedial classes and testing services. All services are
free. Call 270-338-2257 for more information.