Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer has received this month’s Dare to Soar award.
Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton made the presentation at the Campbellsville Board of Education’s regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 13.
In reading Speer’s nomination letter, Deaton said she is a leader, mentor, selfless giver of time and energy, eager to learn and improve, a team player and a true eagle.
“As a graduate of Campbellsville High School, she walks proudly into CMS daily to fulfill her calling of education and empower students in her class to grow as individuals. She is a teacher who is always willing to learn, try new things and work with others to grow professionally for the betterment of her students,” Deaton read.
The nomination letter reads that Speer encourages her students and pushes them beyond what they believe is possible.
“Throughout the past several years, she has proven this with her constant test scores reaching high above state average and the fact that no students who walked through her doorway scored novice; not one.
“Outside of the classroom, she gives hope and momentum for students to take risks and do what some may feel is unattainable. She forms relationships and gives back to others while pushing them outside of their comfort zone to greatness,” Deaton read.
Speer has created successful KYA and KUNA organizations at CMS, and her students have won the KYA president of the senate title for the past three years, in addition to a student winning the KUNA secretary general race.
“Her hard work and passion goes beyond the duties of teaching, yet she fulfills it with pride because it’s her calling. It is an honor as an administrator to work beside her every day,” Deaton said.
Speer said she thanks Deaton and Board members for supporting her.
She said CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes is her biggest cheerleader, and always supports her.
Speer thanked Board members for the opportunity to teach at CMS.
“I truly believe this is what God has called me to do,” she said.
Speer began teaching at CMS in 2011.
CMS eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer received the Dare to Soar award at the Campbellsville Board of Education’s regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 13. Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton made the presentation.