Three Owensboro Public Schools teachers have been awarded the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award.
Beth Ewing (high school), Kendel Hayden (middle school) and Faith Harralson (elementary school) will accept their respective awards at a ceremony Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. EST on the campus of Campbellsville University.
The purpose of the Excellence in Teaching Award is to recognize the quality of teaching taking place in school systems throughout Kentucky. The program began in 1987 by Campbellsville University with assistance from Earl Aaron and the Ward, Cundiff and Aaron Memorial fund at the university.
Beth Ewing is a high school social studies teacher at Owensboro High School where she has served since 2015. Ewing earned a pair of Bachelor of Arts degrees from Georgetown College (’08) and Kentucky Wesleyan College (’10) and a pair of Master of Arts degrees from University of the Cumberlands (’13) and Georgetown College (’17). Prior to her service at OHS, Ewing taught at Lafayette High School from 2011-14 and Muhlenberg County High School from 2014-15.
Kendel Hayden is an eighth grade social studies teacher at Owensboro Middle School North where she has served since 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Arts in School Administration from Murray State University. Prior to joining OPS, she served from 2011-16 as an assistant principal and eighth grade social studies teacher at McLean County Middle School in Calhoun, Kentucky.
Faith Harralson is kindergarten teacher at Estes Elementary School where she has served since 2015. Harralson earned an Associate of Arts degree in Theology from Rhema Bible College and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Western Kentucky University.
The ceremony marks the 33rd year the award has been given to teachers around the commonwealth and more than 3,500 teachers have been recognized throughout the years.