Apollo’s Spaw honored for efforts in prepping students for postsecondary education

April 17, 2024 | 12:12 am

Updated April 17, 2024 | 12:51 am

Kelly Spaw

Kelly Spaw, college and career readiness coach at Apollo High School, was recently honored for her efforts in helping students get into and prepare for postsecondary education. Spaw is the recipient of the second annual Pathfinder of the Year Award by Owensboro Community & Technical College.

Established by the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS), the Pathfinder Award recognizes high school teachers and counselors for their outstanding efforts in assisting students with their college-going plans.

“I am honored to receive this award and I am very blessed to work with so many amazing people and students,” Spaw said. “OCTC has been an amazing partner with Daviess County Public Schools, and I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with kids that are excited about their future.”

Spaw has spent 23 years in education and has been in her current position since 2018. She works closely with Apollo students who are enrolled in dual credit courses through OCTC and works to develop academic plans for those students. She helps to determine appropriate pathways and course selections to meet their education and career goals.

OCTC President Dr. Scott Williams surprised Spaw at Apollo High School on April 10.

“Ms. Spaw has had a stellar career in assisting Apollo High School students in starting their college careers,” Williams said. “She has helped so many students reach their dreams and continue their education. We are so proud for Ms. Spaw and congratulate her on her well-deserved recognition.”

In addition to Spaw, the Pathfinder of the Year Award will be given to one teacher or counselor from each of the other 15 KCTCS colleges. In total, 330 nominations were submitted, representing every KCTCS college.

April 17, 2024 | 12:12 am

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