Teachers may be nominated and recommended by their individual school districts, fellow educators, or former students. The nomination packets should address the nominee’s impact on students and young people in Kentucky. Page limitations are strictly adhered to by the selection committee.
Linda D. Childress
Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2010
Childress, a native of Hart County, retired after 36 years as a music and arts and humanities teacher andchildress director of school chorus groups.
Childress has provided numerous opportunities for students from rural areas in Kentucky to experience, participate and develop their individual talents in the arts. Her commitment and passion for the arts was the driving force behind Cub Run Elementary School’s Arts and Humanities scores on the CATS test consistently ranking among the state’s top five including the top score in 2007.
She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and music from Western Kentucky University in 1972, master’s in elementary education from WKU in 1974 and Rank I in elementary education from WKU in 1979.
From 1972-2008, Childress taught at Munfordville Elementary, Bonnieville Elementary, Cub Run Elementary and Hart County High.