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Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Campbellsville University recognized 169 teachers from 60 school districts at the recent 32nd Excellence in Teaching Ceremony. A total of 3,749 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence throughout the years.
The Excellence in Teaching Awards program is in partnership with Lexington’s CBS-affiliate, WKYT-TV.
Awarded recipients from Edmonson County were:
Patrick Waddell, superintendent; Dawn Decker, Kyrock Elementary School; Karen Treece, Edmonson County Middle School; and Leslie Clemmons, Edmonson County High School.
Decker teaches kindergarten, second and third grades at Kyrock Elementary School, where she has been working since 2001. Previously, she had also taught special education at Edmonson County Middle School from 1994 until 2001.
Decker graduated from Edmonson County High School in 1989. She attended Western Kentucky University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education in 1993 and her Rank II in Special Education LBD K-12 in 1994.
Decker is married to Kenny Decker, and they have two children, Ethan and Aaron Decker.
Treece teaches seventh and eighth grade math and reading at Edmonson County Middle School, where she has been teaching since 2003.
Treece graduated from Edmonson County High School in 1985. She attended Western Kentucky University, where she obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 2003 and 2010, respectively.
Treece is married to Jeff Treece, and they have two children, Josh Arnold and Jessica Hampton. Her parents are Betty and Walker Vincent.
Clemmons is a special education teacher at Edmonson County High School, where she has been teaching since 2004. She graduated in 1989 from Warren Central High School. In 2000, she obtained her bachelor of science degree from Western Kentucky University.
Clemmons is married to Chad Clemmons, and they have four children, Shane Doyle, Colten Clemmons, Nick Clemmons and Clay Clemmons.
Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 10,000 students offering over 90 programs of study including 20 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset and Hodgenville with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro, Summersville and Liberty, all in Kentucky, and one in Costa Mesa and the Silicon Valley in California, and a full complement of online programs.
The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.