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Warren EIT recipients have Adair, Cumberland connections

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By Joan C. McKinney and Rebekah Southwood
News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - An Adair County High School Graduate, Anthony Kent Spires, and a Cumberland County High School Graduate, Jessica Lynn Roberts, both teachers in Warren County, KY, school system were among the recipients of the Excellence in Teaching Award given to 160 teachers from 59 school districts throughout Kentucky by receiving the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center Complex on the CU campus.

Roberts is a teacher at North Warren Elementary School. Spires teaches are South Warren Middle School.

Jessica Lynn Roberts

Roberts teaches fifth grade at North Warren ElementarySchool. She has been teaching since 2006 and has also taught sixth grade for three years and second grade for one year. She is a 2000 graduate of Cumberland County High School. She earned her bachelor degree in elementary education from Western Kentucky University in 2005 and her master of arts in education degree from Western in 2010.

She is married to Andrew Roberts; they have a son Drew. Her parents are Anthony Ballou and Dottie Ballou, both of Burkesville.

Anthony Kent Spires

Spires has taught eighth grade social studies at South Warren Middle School since 2010. He also has taught eighth grade social studies at both Franklin-Simpson and Drakes Creek Middle Schools.

He graduated from Adair County High School in 1986 and received his bachelor of science degree in 1995 from Western Kentucky University with another bachelor of science degree from Western in 2008. His master's of arts degree was earned from Western in 2002.

He is married to Vickie Spires; they have four children: Harrison, Eli, Callie and Kate Spires.

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Warren EIT recipients have Adair, Cumberland connections

2013-05-20 - Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, CU.
Warren County School System teachers
receive the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award from Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the School of Education, far left, and Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs, far right. Beginning from left are: Front row Marla Lee, Greenwood High School; Anthony Spires (graduate of Adair County High School), South Warren Middle School; and Jessica Roberts (graduate of Cumberland County High School, Burkesville, KY), North Warren Elementary School. Back row - Lorie Richey, supervisor of instruction; and Amy Ground, North Warren Elementary School principal. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

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