Campbellsville Independent Schools’ teachers were honored at Campbellsville University’s Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 20.
Campbellsville Elementary School kindergarten teacher Leanna Cundiff was honored, as were Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer and Campbellsville High School teacher Tyler Hardy.
Cundiff has taught at CES since 2013. Before coming to CES, she taught at LaRue County Intermediate School and Hodgenville Elementary School.
Cundiff graduated from Taylor County High School in 1999. In 2005, she completed a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Lindsey Wilson College. And in 2010, she received a master’s degree in library media education at Western Kentucky University.
She is married to Shawn Cundiff and they have a son, Evan, who will be a third-grader at CES in August. Her parents are Glenda and Lynn Colvin of Campbellsville.
Speer has been teaching at CMS since 2011. Before coming to CMS, she taught at Green County High School.
She graduated from Campbellsville High School in 2004, completed a bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University in 2009 and a master’s degree at CU in 2013.
Her parents are Jan and Robby Speer of Campbellsville. Jan Speer teaches sixth-grade at CMS.
Hardy has taught at CHS since 2013. Before then, he taught at St. Charles Middle School.
He graduated from CHS in 2006. Hardy completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Campbellsville University in 2012.
He is married to McKenzy Hardy and his parents are Lorri and Jim Hardy of Campbellsville.
Dr. Donna Hedgepath, vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education, presented certificates to the teachers honored at the EIT ceremony before a special luncheon at Winters Dining Hall.
Hedgepath, who has taught in the public-school system, told the teachers, “We celebrate you today. You can’t pay enough money for wonderful teachers. We applaud the best of the best of teachers today.”
Ennis said, “Teaching is the profession that creates all others,” is a motto hanging in Campbellsville University’s School of Education building.
“We don’t celebrate teachers enough. We are honored today to celebrate hard-working teachers. Thank you for your service to the children of Kentucky.”
At the 31th annual EIT program, CU recognized 190 teachers from 69 school districts.
A total of 3,580 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence throughout the years.
Campbellsville Independent Schools’ teachers were honored at Campbellsville University’s Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 20. From left are CU Vice President for Academic Affairs Donna Hedgepath, CES kindergarten teacher Leanna Cundiff, CMS eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer, CHS teacher Tyler Hardy, CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes, CES Principal Ricky Hunt and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the CU School of Education.