Edmonson County teacher Karen Jackson, who teaches preschool at South Edmonson Elementary School, receives her Excellence in Teaching Award from Dr. Donna Hedgepath, left, Campbellsville University’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Lisa Allen, dean of Campbellsville University’s School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Gerard Flanagan)
Edmonson Voice Report:
Three Edmonson County teachers were honored by Campbellsville University for their excellence in teaching, which were Mrs. Karen Jackson from South Edmonson Elementary, Ms. Heather Rickman from Edmonson County Middle School, and Mrs. Hilda Spradlin from Edmonson County High School.
Mrs. Karen Jackson has taught preschool at SEES since 1999. She received her bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University in 2000, and her master's degree in 2004. She is married to Richard Jackson, and they have one child, Jessica Wallace.
Rickman, of Bowling Green, teaches eighth grade writing at ECMS. She formerly taught in the Russellville school system from 2014 until 2020. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Western Kentucky University in 2013 and her Master of Arts in Education as a literary specialist from the University of the Cumberlands in 2018. She is working toward receiving her Rank I in administration.
Spradlin, of Smiths Grove , has served as a library media specialist since 2001 at Edmonson County High School. She formerly taught agriculture at the high school from 1992 until 2001. From Western Kentucky University, she received her Bachelor of Science in 1989, her Master of Arts in 1995 and her Rank I in 2000. She is a 1985 graduate of Edmonson County
High School. She is the daughter of Imogean Davis of Smiths Grove, Ky., and the late Roy Davis. She is married to Rodney Spradlin.
They were three out of 218 teachers honored at the event.