FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/27/13) – The Kentucky State Senate today adopted Senator Jerry P. Rhoads’ Senate Citation honoring Juanita Park for having been selected for induction into the Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame.
Senator Rhoads said that this prestigious distinction is bestowed upon those primary and secondary teachers who truly epitomize the very best qualities of educators of young children.
“Juanita Park worked tirelessly throughout her career to provide her students with the tools necessary to become the future leaders of this Commonwealth and Nation,” Senator Rhoads said. “She truly deserves this honor for her contributions to the field of education in Kentucky.”
A native of Louisville and a graduate of Western Kentucky University, Park began her teaching career in 1944 in Ohio County, spending 20 years at Rockport Elementary and High School. She went on to teach at Western Kentucky State College’s Training School, at WKU’s Jones-Jaggers Laboratory School and at WKU’s Teacher Education Program, where she supervised student teachers and conducted student teaching seminars until her retirement.
Park formerly served as president of the Kentucky Association of Classroom Teachers and has been the recipient of numerous professional accolades, including the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators Presidential Award in 1988, the Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Woman’s Club “Young Careerist” Service Award in 1981 and the President’s Decathlon Award in 1980, and the Kentucky Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development President Unit Award in 1978.
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