Educator Development and Equity

Educators Rising Kentucky

Published: 1/3/2019 3:26 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.


 2019 Educators Rising Conference 

For more information about the state conference contact

Kathy Collins

Educators Rising Kentucky State Coordinator

Call for Judges

Call for Presenters


Educators Rising Kentucky
Competition Results (1st-3rd)  

Children’s Literature, K-3
1st Place: Kenaia Price (Central High School - Jefferson County)
1st  Place: Hope Siler, Tyler Shelton (Whitley County Schools)
3rd Place: Gianna Cecil, Robert Stepp (Male Traditional High School)

Children's Literature, Pre-K
1st Place: Bailey Hodges, Grace Shields (Henry County High School)
2nd Place: Nikki Petrey, Jasmine Steel (Lincoln County High School)
3rd Place: Cassidy Collins, Kennedi Bledsoe (Gallatin County High School)  

Creative Lecture
1st Place: Migion Booth (Central High School - Jefferson County)
2nd Place: Orvelle Thomas (Seneca High School)
3rd Place: Nellie Ellis (Whitley County High School)

Educators Rising Moment
1st Place: Michael Biggers  (Seneca High School)
2nd Place: Sarah Morris (Ballard High School
3rd Place: Benjamin Meza (Young Male Leadership Academy)
Ethical Dilemma
1st Place: River Braden, Jared Wilson, Thor Blankenship (Whitley County High School)
2nd Place: Tomi Mustapha, Jamale Barbar, Chhidi Afam, Tayshaun Bibb (Young Male Leadership Academy)
3rd Place: China Fulz, Hannah Gray, Kaelyn Gumbert, Aspyn Bounds (Lafayette High School) 
Exploring Education Administration Careers
1st Place: Thor Blankenship (Whitley County High School)
2nd Place: Berth Jean-Charles (Waggener High School)
2nd Place: Rosalee Hicks (Lafayette High School) 
Exploring Non-Core Subject Teaching Careers
1st Place: Dliza White (Seneca High School)
2nd Place: Emily Redding (Waggener High School)
3rd Place: Anna Frazier (Henry County High School) 
Exploring Support Services Careers
1st Place: Kaeli Riggs (Seneca High School)
2nd Place: Kim Alonzo (Shelby County High School)
3rd Place: Hannah Harrod (Shelby County High School) 
Impromptu Lesson
1st Place: River Braden (Whitley County High School)
2nd Place: Michaela Kelsey (Ballard High School)
3rd Place: Da'Vonia Bene (Seneca High School) 
Impromptu Speaking
1st Place: Orvelle Thomas (Seneca High School)
1st Place: Jacob Brooks (Whitley County High School)
3rd Place: Alexis Martin (Seneca High School)
Inside Our Schools
1st Place: Noah Langford, Jazmin Lutrell (Bryan Station High School)
2nd Place: Justin Bryant, Dale Mullins, Maddy Sinkhorn, Carter Story (Lincoln County High School)
3rd Place: Cing Vung, Sherry Georgy, Shahar Sageera (Waggener High School)  
Job Interview
1st Place: Hope Siler (Whitley County High School)
2nd Place: Maggie Wright (Gallatin County High School)
3rd Place: Hannah Mitchell (Gallatin County High School)  
Lesson Planning & Delivery-Arts
1st Place: Areli Carrera Nogales (Mary Ryan Academy)
2nd Place: Caleb Siler (Whitley County High School)
3rd Place: Gabby Lowell (Lafayette High School)
Public Speaking
1st Place: Tabitha Caudill (Fairdale High School)
2nd Place: Daesha Carter (Seneca High School)
3rd Place: Da'Vonia Bene (Seneca High School)
Researching Learning Challenges
1st Place: Mallory Stevenson, Shelbi Medlin (Shelby County High School)
2nd Place: Taurino Castaneda, Chalrene Lalata (Louisville MALE High School)
3rd Place: Olivia Klette, Julia Rump, Natasha Pelcha (Kenton County Academies)

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 Ext. 4535
Fax (502) 564-6470

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The 2016-17 Teacher Leader Guide
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