Campbellsville Elementary School physical education teacher Lynn Kearney received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.
Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.
Kearney, who recently retired, received the certified Change Award.
The awards are given based upon six elements, which spell the word Eagles. They include Encouraging and exhibiting Attitudes of Greatness, while Leading with high Expectations to Success.
In reading a letter nominating Kearney for the honor, Smith read that it’s easy to see Kearney is truly committed to the values the award embraces.
“For 33 years, as he faithfully served the calling of education, he has impacted not only students, but his fellow coworkers, student athletes and all those whom he has come in contact with,” Smith read.
“Kearney has worked to change the lives of our school and district as well as his community through the numerous volunteer hours he has given.”
During a recent retirement celebration, Smith read, students and staff members shared their memories about Kearney.
“[The ceremony] created a gym full of tears, pride and honor,” Smith read.
“It was that day I realized how blessed I was to work alongside him, and what changing lives truly means. He is devote Christian man who has served selflessly, never looking for credit, but deserves the glory,” Smith read.
Kearney has worked at CES since 2012. In addition to teaching, he coached basketball and baseball.
Kearney is married to Lisa Kearney, a fifth-grade teacher at CES.
Their son Ryan is a junior at Campbellsville High School.
Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors CES teacher Lynn Kearney, who recently retired, with the certified Change Award.