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Jodie Collins Named SCPS Teacher of the Year

On February 3rd, 2020 Shelby County Public Schools celebrated thirteen Teachers of the Year with a banquet at the Blair Center.  Commonwealth Bank, Insurance Associates and Pathelen Florists sponsored the event.  After viewing tribute videos about each teacher, school winners were given a award by Dr. James Neihof, superintendent.  At the end of the presentation, Jodie Collins, Wright Elementary's Teacher of the Year was named the Shelby County Teacher of the Year for 2020.  Each teacher was interviewed and their classrooms were observed by a panel of educators who chose Jodie as the overall winner. Jodie will go on to represent Shelby County as the WHAS ExCel Teacher of the Year and will have a celebration in April.  All of our teachers of the year were submitted to the Valvoline Kentucky Teacher of the Year program.

The following was read about Ms. Collins at the banquet: 

Ms. Jodie Collins is the Teacher of the Year for Wright Elementary School.  She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood Education. She believes in teaching the whole child and strives to meet all of their needs with a safe and nurturing place to learn and grow. Originally, Ms. Collins thought she wanted to be a nurse until she took a child development class during her first year of college.  Her professor, Anne Finny, instilled a love for Early Childhood Education. She is a Dance Mom and loves watching her 12 year old daughter compete in Hip Hop, Lyrical and Jazz dance. Ms. Collins said, “Teaching for me is not a job; it is a passion. And I love that I get to work everyday to be a light in so many little lives.”

Thanks to ALL of our teachers for their dedication and commitment to the students of Shelby County. 

Congratulations to Ms. Jodie Collins, SCPS Teacher of the Year.