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Heath Middle Teacher Selected as 2016-2017 Challenger Learning Center Outstanding Educator
Heath Middle School sixth grade science teacher, Brandy Roberts, was named the 2016-2017 Challenger Learning Center at Paducah’s Outstanding Educator during a surprise presentation during a school wide program on May 11, 2017.

Staff from the Challenger Center recognized Roberts as the center’s eleventh outstanding educator. During the presentation, Roberts received a framed certificate and a $100 gift certificate for science and math supplies donated by Travis School Equipment in Draffenville. In addition, Heath Middle School receives one free mission for the 2017-2018 school year to the Challenger Learning Center at Paducah.

“The Challenger Learning Center program is a comprehensive educational experience for students,” Duncan said. “We created this annual award to show our appreciation to the educators who help make our program so successful. We are excited to present this award to Ms. Roberts.”

Matthew Blackwell, Heath Middle principal, nominated Roberts for this award because she is an innovative educator that is not afraid to think outside of the box and she bases every instructional decision on what is best for her students.

Duncan said other nominations were received from area schools. Numerous criterions were included in the nomination forms including “shows enthusiasm for math, science and/or technology education and incorporates innovative teaching strategies into their curriculum. “

The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah is one in a network of over 40 centers worldwide. The concept of the Challenger Centers came from the families of the astronauts lost in the Challenger accident. The center in Paducah, located on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, is a result of a partnership between the college and Paducah Junior College, Inc.

The Challenger Learning Center opened on August 16, 2002, and has been flying local students to the moon, Mars and comets ever since. For more information about the center, visit clcpaducah.org.


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