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Teachers Walters, Shaw, York honored in Russell County
Three Russell County educators were honored in Campbellsville University's Excellence in Teaching awards. They are Susan Walters, Russell Springs Elementary School; Dawn Shaw, Russell County Middle School; and Bethany York, Russell County High School.
By Scarlett Birge, student news writer, and Joan C. McKinney,
director, Office of University Communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - The 34th annual Excellence in Teaching Award Program Ceremony at Campbellsville University was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the program went on using the Internet.
The teachers are selected by their school districts in each grade level (preschool/elementary, middle and high school).
The 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award recipients in Russell County - under the direction of Michael A. Ford, superintendent - were the teachers Susan Walters, Russell Springs Elementary School; Dawn Shaw, Russell County Middle School; and Bethany York, Russell County High School.
Walters, of Jamestown, Ky., teaches 5th grade English Language Arts at Russell Springs Elementary School. She taught in Russell County from 2000 to 2009 and returned in 2015. She formerly taught at Camargo Elementary School and Montgomery County Intermediate School from 2010 until 2015.
She received her bachelor of arts in 2000 from Kentucky Christian University. She earned her master's degree in 2004 from Western Kentucky University. She is a 1996 graduate of Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, Ky.
She is the daughter of Mary and Ernest Gossett Jr. of Cynthiana, Ky. She is married to Jason "Bucky" Walters and they have two children, Adam and Luke Walters.
Shaw, of Russell Springs, Ky., teaches 6th grade math at Russell County Middle School where she has taught since 2014. She formerly taught 6th grade math at Russell County Middle School from 1995 until 2014.
She received her bachelor's degree from Lindsey Wilson College in 1992. From Western Kentucky University, she earned her master's degree in 1998 and her Rank I in 2002. She is a 1988 graduate of Russell County High School.
She is married to Darrell Shaw, and they have two children, Tyler and Maddie Shaw.
York, of Columbia, Ky., teaches English Language Arts for 10th and 11th grades at Russell County High School where she has taught since 2016. She formerly taught English Language Arts for 8th grade at Russell County Middle School from 2015 until 2016.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from Lindsey Wilson College in 2015. She earned her Master of Arts from the University of the Cumberlands in 2019. She is a 2011 graduate of Russell County High School.
She is the daughter of Joyce and Dewell Oakes of Columbia, Ky. She is married to Nicholas York, and they have one child, Canaan Dean York.
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