elementary teacher1 500Clark Elementary teacher Kym Mizell (center), with Clark Elementary Principal Steve Ybarzabal (left) and Paducah Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Greene, accepts 2012-2013 Challenger Learning Center at Paducah's Outstanding Educator award during a surprise presentation on May 1.

PADUCAH, Ky. (5/2/13) - Kym Mizell, Clark Elementary School science specialist, was named the 2012-2013 Challenger Learning Center at Paducah's Outstanding Educator during a surprise presentation at a Clark Elementary school assembly on May 1.

Staff from the Challenger Center recognized Mizell as the center's seventh outstanding educator. During the presentation, Mizell received a framed certificate and a $100 gift certificate for science and math supplies donated by Travis School Equipment in Draffenville. In addition, Paducah Public Schools receives one free mission for the 2013-2014 school year to the Challenger Learning Center at Paducah.

"The Challenger Learning Center program is a comprehensive educational experience for students," Duncan said. "We created this annual award to show our appreciation to the educators who help make our program so successful. We are excited to present this award to Ms. Mizell."

Stephen Ybarzabal, Clark Elementary principal, nominated Mizell for this award because "she is an inspiration to the students and always willing to go the extra mile for them." Ybarzabal said Mizell integrates the Challenger Learning Center experience into many of her classroom lessons.

Duncan said several nominations were received from area schools. Numerous criterions were included in the nomination forms that included "shows enthusiasm for math, science and/or technology education and incorporates innovative teaching strategies into their curriculum. "

The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah is one in a network of over 45 centers worldwide. The concept of the Challenger Centers came from the families of the astronauts lost in the Challenger accident. The center in Paducah, located on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, is a result of a partnership between the college and Paducah Junior College, Inc.

The Challenger Center opened on August 16, 2002, and has been flying local students to the moon, Mars and comets ever since. For more information about the center, visit www.clcpaducah.org.

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Clark Elementary teacher Kym Mizell (center), with Clark Elementary Principal Steve Ybarzabal (left) and Paducah Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Greene, accepts 2012-2013 Challenger Learning Center at Paducah's Outstanding Educator award during a surprise presentation on May 1.

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