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Ambassador Program

GoTeachKY has named 32 teacher ambassadors for 2021.  

The mission of GoTeachKY, an initiative of the Kentucky Department of Education, is to ensure that all students across the Commonwealth have equitable access to effective educators. GoTeachKY seeks to recruit the next generation of teachers in Kentucky, helping remedy the critical teacher shortage that affects every state in the U.S.  

Ambassadors were selected from a pool of applicants across the state who answered the call for teachers interested in supporting the initiative and helping promote the teaching profession. They have three goals: 

  • Communicate with and inspire students in high school and college to consider teaching as a career. 
  • Communicate with potential and current teachers to positively capture the rewards and opportunities associated with a career in teaching. 
  • Support and promote the central focus areas, programs and organizations of GoTeachKY, such as Educators Rising and the Teaching and Learning career pathway. 

The 2021 GoTeachKY ambassadors are: 

DeeAnna Albright, Carter County
Corey Bauer, Knox County
Amanda Bell, Erlanger-Elsmere Independent
Bruce Blanton, Shelby County
Tanner Chaney, Laurel County
Robert Collins, Greenup County
Kari Cornett, Teach for America Appalachia
Alfonso De Torres Nunez, Jefferson County
Jennifer Emberton, Allen County
Steve Fowler, Owensboro
LIsa Michelle Hanson, Scott County
Susan Hellard, Franklin County
Virginia Jenny Hudson, Owensboro
Amie Huff, Fulton Ind
Amanda Klare, Beechwood Independent
Miles Johnson, Jessamine County
Charlene Martin, Painstville Independent
Theresa McDavid-Dobbins Boyd County
Christine Meisberger, Scott County
Sam Northern, Simpson County
Lyndsay Nottingham Clark County
Amanda Nutt, Caverna Ind.
Emaleigh Osborn, Martin Co
Noraa Ransey, Calloway Co
Alissa Riley, Christian County
Jennifer Scarbrough, Owensboro
Joshua Scherrer, Daviess County
Nikki Sims, Owensboro
Allison M. Stacy, Kenton County
Stacey Treece, McCracken County
Amanda White, Mason County
Kentucky Teacher of the Year

For more information, please contact Justin Edwards at the Kentucky Department of Education.