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Upton, Rodgers, Cundiff honored in Casey EIT

Three Casey County educators were honored in Campbellsville University's 2020 Excellence in Teaching awards. They are Jill Upton at Jones Park Elementary School; Beth Rodgers at Casey County Middle School; and Rachyl Cundiff at Casey County High School.

By Scarlett Birge/Joan C. McKinney

The 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award recipients include the following with their superintendent listed first: in Casey County -- Marion Sowders, superintendent; Jill Upton, Jones Park Elementary School; Beth Rodgers, Casey County Middle School; and Rachyl Cundiff, Casey County High School.

Upton, of Liberty, Ky., teaches 4th grade math at Jones Park Elementary School where she has been employed since 2014.

She earned her master's degree in 2017 from Eastern Kentucky University. She is a 2001 graduate of Casey County High School.

She is married to Richard Upton, and they have three children: Dallas Moore, Drew Moore and Dyson Upton.



Rodgers, of Dunnville, Ky., has taught at Casey County Middle School since 2004. She teaches 7th and 8th grade math at the middle school.

She received her bachelor of arts degree from Lindsey Wilson College in 2003. She earned her master of arts from Eastern Kentucky University in 2008. She is a 1995 graduate of Casey County High School.

She is married to Mark Rodgers, and they have three children: Trent, Maggie and Ibby Rodgers.

Cundiff, of Liberty, Ky., teaches 9th-12th grade English at Casey County High School where she has taught since 2017.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting from Eastern Kentucky University in 1997. She is a 1992 graduate of Casey County High School.

She is married to Darin Cundiff, and they have three children: Karis, Karmen and Karter Cundiff.

The 2020 Excellence in Teaching Committee included: Dr. Lisa Allen, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education; Elizabeth Franklin, secretary to the dean, School of Education; Lisa Kirtley, data specialist; Natasha Nall, graduate secretary for the School of Education; Dominic Sanfilippo, early childhood program secretary, and Alice Steele, clinic support specialist.


This story was posted on 2020-06-18 05:58:34
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