Educator Development and Equity

Educators Rising Kentucky

Published: 3/7/2018 3:03 PM

Educators Rising Kentucky, formerly known as Future Educators of America (FEA), is the non-profit student club organization for middle and high school students interested in the field of education-related careers. As the state affiliate, Educators Rising Kentucky and Phi Delta Kappa partner to create a national network that helps students build resources and create connections that can significantly impact educational opportunities through co-curricular and extracurricular activities. ​

Through local chapter or individual membership, Educators Rising Kentucky students have opportunities to participate in projects that assist and recognize educator practices through local, state, and national conferences as well as performance-based competitions.

Educators Rising Kentucky State Conference and Competition - March 14, 2018 Unversity of Louisville
Educators Rising Kentucky
State Conference & Competition
March 14, 2018
University of Louisville
For more information about the state conference, contact:
Educators Rising Kentucky State Coordinator
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Educators Rising Kentucky
Competition Results (1st-3rd) 

Children’s Literature, K-3
1st Place: Haley Sullivan (Seneca High School)
2nd Place: November Offutt (Waggener High School
3rd Place: Deja Youngblood (Male Traditional High School)

Creative Lecture (TED Talk)
1st Place: Michael Nwanguma (South Warren High School)
2nd Place: Sierra Watson (Seneca High School)

Educators Rising Moment
1st Place: Rayven Carney (Seneca High School)
Ethical Dilemma
1st Place: Michael Biggers and Kaeli Riggs (Seneca High School)
2nd Place: Chiedu Afam and Olawande Ayeni (South Warren High School)
3rd Place: Gianna Cecil and Charlene Lalata (Male Traditional High School)
Exploring Education Administration Careers
1st Place: Bertha Charles (Waggener High School)
Exploring Non-Core Subject Teaching Careers
1st Place: Carissa Sexton (Seneca High School)
2nd Place: Davon Taylor (Seneca High School0
3rd Place: Emily Redding (Waggener High School)
Exploring Support Services Careers
1st Place: Janae Givins (Seneca High School)
2nd Place: Emily Redding (Waggener High School)
Impromptu Lesson
1st Place: Carissa Sexton, DeVonia Bene, and Renee Moore (Seneca High School)
2nd Place: Megan Miller and Alysa Forden (Atherton High School)
3rd Place: Katharine Hudson and Spencer Lawson (Whitley County High School)
Impromptu Speaking
1st Place: Kaeli Riggs (Seneca High School)
2nd Place: Alyssa Forden (Atherton High School)
3rd Place: November Offutt (Waggener High School)
Researching Learning Challenges
1st Place: Dezma Heissler and Yarelli Reyes (Seneca High School)
Lesson Planning & Delivery-Arts
1st Place: Michael Biggers (Seneca High School)
Job Interview
1st Place: Katharine Hudson (Whitley County High School)
Public Speaking
1st Place: Sierra Watson (Seneca High School)
2nd Place: Michael Nwanguma (South Warren High School)

Educators Rising is transforming how America develops aspiring teachers. Starting with high school students, Educators Rising provides passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustain their interest in the profession, and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. The result is a pipeline of accomplished teachers who are positioned to make a lasting difference — not only in the lives of their students, but also in the field of teaching more broadly.

Learn more about how you can advance great teaching at

Kathy Collins
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Next Generation Professionals
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1479
Fax (502) 564-6470

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