Monday, January 26, 2015
Davis Motor Sales banner ad
Posted on 2/2/14

cath shelton 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (12/17/13) - Catherine Shelton, who has served the Daviess County Public Schools district as an educator since 1995, has been selected as the Director of Curriculum and Technology for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. She begins her responsibilities on Jan. 2, 2014.
 
The USSRC launched a nationwide search for the new position, which will involve working on the curriculum for Space Camp and museum exhibits, with alignment for state and national standards for student groups and educators. Shelton will also be involved with grants and educational initiatives connected to the USSRC and Space Camp, and will make presentations at various educational conferences on the topic of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education.
 
Shelton received a bachelor of science degree in middle grades education in the field of science and social studies, with minors in earth/space science and history from Western Kentucky University. She also earned a master of arts degree in educational administration and a master of science degree in geoscience from WKU.
 
She joined the DCPS district in 1995 as an eighth-grade science and social studies teacher at College View Middle School. She took students to the Space Camp while a teacher at CVMS. She continued her career at Daviess County High School as earth/space science instructor in 1999 and was named staff developer at Apollo High School in 2004. From 2011 to the present, she has served a Technology Integration Specialist for the DCPS district. She served CVMS and DCHS as academic team coach, a role she has continued at Apollo High School.
 
Shelton has also taught geology at the Owensboro Community and Technical College and geography of Kentucky for WKU-Owensboro campus. She has made presentations at numerous state and national conferences.
 
Shelton said, “I will hit the ground running aligning Space Camp and museum exhibit curriculum to national standards to demonstrate how informal education opportunities fit into instruction for students and make a smooth connection between classroom and field experience,” Shelton said. “My knowledge gained through DCPS has prepared me by showing the importance of relevance between education and real-world experiences.”
 
Anthony Sparks, DCPS director of instructional technology, said Shelton has left a legacy of excellence at the DCPS. “Catherine has earned an outstanding reputation for her spectrum of knowledge and skills,” Sparks said. “Our students and staff have benefited tremendously from her contributions, and we wish her the best as she continues to impact lives on the national level.”
 
SurfKY News
Information Provided by Lora Wimsatt

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
1 DOW 17,624.66
-47.94 (-0.27%)    
2 S&P 2,043.55
-8.27 (-0.40%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,740.71
-17.17 (-0.36%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

January 23, 2015 7956

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 22, 2015 6890

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 20, 2015 6880

Bridal, Prom, Pageant Expo Planned for February…

in Hopkins News by Dana Brown
January 23, 2015 5496

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 5492

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 22, 2015 5032

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 21, 2015 4749

Man Arrested after Allegedly Nodding off on Baby…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 23, 2015 4232

Nortonville Woman Charged for Meth Possession

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 20409

Woman Claiming to be 'Lady Gaga' Tours Town in…

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 20083

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

in Top News For All Sites by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 25, 2015 3524

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 25, 2015 1887

UPDATE: Two Die, Two Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Dispatcher Dustin Staves
January 25, 2015 1135

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 25, 2015 1085

Kynect Enrollment Climbs as Countdown to Feb. 15…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
January 25, 2015 989

Market Commentary - Jan. 25, 2015

in Top News For All Sites by Randall L. Franklin
January 25, 2015 925

Dave Says - Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey
January 25, 2015 842

March 20-22 Women's Retreat: 'Holiness in Family…

in Owensboro News by Jennifer Kaminski
January 25, 2015 789

Outdoor Truths - Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Gary Miller
January 25, 2015 763

Legislator's Log - Week of Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
January 25, 2015 393

MCCH Offers Free Screenings at the Love Your…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Kyser Lough
January 25, 2015 334

Two Arrested for Trader Baker Robbery

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Deputy Pearre
January 25, 2015 319

Winners of Teen Spirit 2015

in Local (Paducah) Top News by Yeiser Art Center