The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) recognizes educators, organizations, and education stakeholders on an annual basis. The awards, now aligned to the vision, missions and strategic priorities of the KBE and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), aim to honor the work and legacy of previous board members while at the same time recognizing current educators, organizations and stakeholders for extraordinary work and contributions in in the following areas:
- Diversity and Equity in Public Education
- Excellence in Education Policy
- Innovation in Special Education
- Business and Education Partnerships
- KBE Strategic Priority
One KBE award will be presented at each board meeting, with the exception of December, when the KDE will present its annual staff award.
NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
2022 Johnnie Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education
Criteria for the award include:
Leadership or implementation of innovative practice in curriculum, instruction or assessment that leads to improved learning, postsecondary or workforce outcomes for students with learning or behavior differences; and,
District or schools demonstrating significant improvement or sustained excellence in learning or behavior outcomes for students with learning or behavior differences.
Nominations are open through May 13, 2022