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Concord Elementary Teacher Selected as 2015-2016 Challenger Learning Center Outstanding Educator
Concord Elementary School fourth grade science and reading teacher, Ramona Patton, was named the 2015-2016 Challenger Learning Center as Paducah’s Outstanding Educator with a surprise presentation during an April 21 school wide program.

Staff from the Challenger Center recognized Patton as the center’s tenth outstanding educator. During the presentation, Patton received a framed certificate and a $100 gift certificate for science and math supplies donated by Travis School Equipment in Draffenville. In addition, Concord Elementary receives one free mission for the 2016-2017 school year to Paducah’s Challenger Learning Center.

“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. Patton.”

Concord assistant principal Gena Karnes nominated Patton for this award. “She is creative and follows through with amazing lessons to engage her students,” said Karnes. “She also challenges herself and her students to be the best they can be”.

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 foundation for WKCTC.

For more information about the center, visit clcpaducah.org.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized three consecutive times by The Aspen Institute as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College and twice as a Finalist with Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.


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5347 Benton Road
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phone:  270-538-4000
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