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Three from Adair receive 2011 Excellence in Teaching awards

Adair Countians, Sandra Gayle Wilkinson, John M. Shelly, III, and Tina Sue Hadley are 2011 Excellence in Teaching recipients
For complete list of EIT recipients with photo(s) of Adair and other area recipients, click to CU presents Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2011

By Joan McKinney
News from Campbellsville University

The Excellence in Teaching Award recipients for Adair include the following: Sandra Gayle Wilkinson, Adair County Elementary School, a 1982 CU alumna; Tina Sue Hadley, Adair Youth Development Center, a 2005 CU alumna and a 2007 CU MASE alumna; and John M. Shelley III, Adair County High School.

Wilkinson is a 1978 graduate of Adair County High School and is teaching kindergarten at Adair Elementary. She received her associate's degree from Lindsey Wilson College and her bachelor's degree in science from Campbellsville University in 1982. In continuation of her education she received her master's and rank I from Western Kentucky University. This is Wilkinson's 27th year of teaching in the Adair County School System.

She is married to Danny Ray Wilkinson; together they have two children, daughter Brittany Wilkinson Smith, and son Derek Wilkinson. She and her family attend Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.

Hadley is a 1989 graduate of Adair County High School. She attended Lindsey Wilson College as well as Campbellsville University. She is a teacher of special education at the Adair Youth Development Center. Hadley and her husband, Gerald Hadley, reside in Columbia with their two children, Samantha and Lucas. She is the daughter of William K. and Carolyn Sue Burton of Columbia.

John Shelley has been a teacher of algebra I and II, accelerated geometry as well as advanced practice calculus at Adair County High School since 1998. He is a Spencer County High School graduate, class of 1987. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with his bachelor's degree, and obtained his master's degree from Georgetown College. He then received his Rank I from Eastern Kentucky University.

He is married to Carla Gregory Shelley and they have one child, Marshall Shelley. He is the son of J.M. and Marla Shelley of Columbia.

The 2011 Excellence in Teaching committee is: Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs; Bettye MacFarland, secretary for the School of Education; Joan McKinney, news and publications coordinator; Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education; Paula Smith, assistant director of alumni relations and special events; Dr. Robert VanEst, associate professor of education; Kellie Vaughn, secretary to the president; Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator; and Connie Wilson, academic coordinator.

This story was posted on 2011-05-26 05:09:32
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