Manual teacher receives 2013 Kentucky teacher of the year award

Ms. Allison Hunt (AP Human Geography) at today's awards ceremony with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear.

Ms. Allison Hunt (AP Human Geography) at today’s awards ceremony with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear.

Ashley Burkett

Ms. Allison Hunt (AP Human Geography) at today’s awards ceremony with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear.

Ms. Allison Hunt (AP Human Geography) received the 2013 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year award today from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Aside from  teaching at Manual since 2007, Hunt sponsors History club and co-sponsors the class of 2016 and Student Government.

“I think Hunt is very deserving,” said Ms. Alesia Williams (English). “She’s one of those teachers who is a team player and stays after and makes sure students have the best high school experience they can.”

Ashland chooses 24 finalists and from there chooses 3 high, middle and elementary school teachers before making a final decision for each.

The eligibility requirements include creativity and originality, communication skills, education contributions and accomplishments, profesional development, and community involvement.

“Hunt goes above and beyond what an average classroom teacher does,” said Ms. Beth Stottman (Psychology). “She is one of the most dedicated teachers I’ve ever encountered in my 20 years of teaching.”

Many students weren’t surprised when they found out about Hunt’s award. “She actually cares if I understand what is going on in class and she is passionate about what she does,” Emilee McCubbins (9) said.

 

Keri Dearmond co-authored this article.