TKY Teacher Bios
For Adam, part of being able to push students to those deeper levels has meant providing his visually impaired students with authentic opportunities to experiment and to experience labs through their own senses. “My current students have more significant needs [than did my students in mainstream public schools], so I’ve had to adapt my instruction to meet them where they are.”
Teach Kentucky third-year teacher, Sara Meierding (2014 TKY cohort) now leads the Digital Promise Verizon Innovative Learning school grant at Shawnee Middle School in Jefferson County Public Schools. Sara has worked to leverage the TKY network to support her students’ learning, engagement, access and motivation at Shawnee Middle.
Teach Kentucky’s impact is growing as alumni like Melissa Shearon and Deloreon Burton move into leadership positions. As members of KDE’s Education Recovery Team, these two TKY alumni support other teachers and administrators in JCPS schools that need support.
Teach Kentucky’s impact is growing as this year marks the first time a student of a Teach Kentucky teacher has gone on to enter the program herself. Launi Brown is a member of the newest Teach Kentucky cohort, and a former Western High School student of Aubrey Holle, a member of Teach Kentucky’s 2012 cohort.
Aubrey Holle is using her partnership with the Louisville Water Company to help her students dive into project-based learning this year.
What I enjoy most about my role as an educator is helping students become people who can exist and thrive in our current world. This year, I was given the opportunity to teach a class focusing on leadership.