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Aug 25, 2014 3:01 PM

Richmond Teacher Named 2014 Kentucky History Teacher Of The Year

A Richmond social studies teacher has been named 2014 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year.

According to the Kentucky Historical Society, Sharon Graves, a social studies teacher at Clark-Moores Middle School in Richmond, will be recognized at the Madison County Board of Education meeting on Sept. 11.

Graves is said to allow her students to engage engage studnets through creative actitivities allowing them to learn based on their individual learning styles.

"My greatest joy in the classroom comes from the class discussions I have with my students about history," Graves said. "I am always finding other ways of looking at historical events or people from these discussions.

Criteria for the award included a commitment to teaching American history (local, state and national); evidence of creativity and imagination in the classroom; and effective use of documents, artifacts, historic sites, oral histories and other primary resources to engage students with American history.

Graves will receives a $1,000 honorarium and is a nominee for the National History Teacher of the Year award.

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