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Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012
Sharon Graves, a native of Madison County, has taught history at Clark-Moores Middle School in Richmond for the past 22 years.
She attended Eastern Kentucky University where she received a bachelor’s degree in 1978, a fifth-year degree in 1992 and Rank I in 2002. She also taught at Towhatan School in Boyce, Va., in 1983 and at Tri-County North High School in Lewisburg, Ohio, in 1986-87.
Her awards include the Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History, Kentucky Department of Education Teacher of Excellence and Kentucky Historical Society Award of Merit. Graves is a member of education and history organizations and also coaches the Clark-Moores mock trial team, which won the state championship in 2011.