Events Top Stories — 09 January 2014

This series of seminars during the academic year will allow students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community to be involved in interactive sessions with speakers who have a wealth of academic and entrepreneurial experiences. Speakers will discuss their experiences related to their successes and their challenges- each one has a story to tell. The series provides the audience with the opportunity to interact with, and to learn from, the life stories of others while providing connections to the Quality Enhancement Plan, Bring Learning to Life.

Our first speaker this spring term is Holly Bloodworth. Her Adventures Series talk will be on Thursday, February 6 at 4 P.M. in Freed Curd Auditorium, Collins Center for Industry and Technology Building. Mrs. Bloodworth’s talk is co-organized by Dr. Renee Fister, Dr. Renae Duncan, and Dr. Dave Whaley with co-sponsors of the Provost Office and the College of Education.

Holly Bloodworth

Holly Bloodworth is an award-winning teacher with a degree from Murray State University.  She was recently named the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the year.  She has taught for 26 years with all except two of those years being at Murray Elementary.  For two years, she served as the first distinguished practitioner for Murray State University’s College of Education.  She is the co-director with Dr. Jacqueline Hansen of the Kentucky Reading Project.  She has worked with the Kentucky Reading Project for over 10 years.

She works with the Playhouse in the Park Community Theater and has served as its recent president.  She continues to serve on the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council, and has been involved with the Kentucky Education Association.


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