Jennifer Ellington, a first-grade teacher at Lone Oak Elementary School, was named as a winner of an Anthem Kentucky Education Excellence Award for academics, workers and directors who’ve taken extraordinary steps to additional training in Kentucky.
Ellington was considered one of 10 award winners from throughout the state who had been chosen from greater than 400 nominations.
In a particular meeting on the faculty on Friday, Ellington — who didn’t know she was nominated — was shocked with the award, together with a $2,500 Anthem donation in her title to the college’s training fund.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky launched the Education Excellence Awards to acknowledge the arduous work and dedication of Kentucky academics over the past two years.
Other award winners had been Randy Bricken, custodian, Campbellsville Elementary; Brenda Fairchild, eighth-grade teacher, Johnson County Middle School in Paintsville; Lauren Graham, third-grade teacher, St. Francis School in Louisville; Sara Hall, third-grade teacher, Natcher Elementary in Bowling Green; Jason Knott, bodily training teacher at Johnson Central High School in Paintsville; Amber Moore, second-grade teacher, Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary in Dry Ridge; Jessica Stinson, particular wants teacher at Noe Middle School in Louisville; and Stephanie Wells, fourth-grade teacher, Southside Elementary in Versailles.
The tenth Education Excellence Award winner has not been notified.