OPS Teacher Selected to Serve on KY Teachers Advisory Board
Owensboro Middle School teacher Joshua Sullivan has been chosen to serve on Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt’s Teachers Advisory Council. The group provides Commissioner Pruitt with input on education from a teacher’s perspective.
“I’m honored to get to serve on such a prestigious board. I hope to provide valuable feedback to Commissioner Pruitt that will positively impact Kentucky students around the state,” said Joshua Sullivan, OMS South teacher.
The council meets three to four times a year including both face-to-face and virtual meetings to minimize the out-of-classroom time that is required.
“Mr. Sullivan will serve as great representation for our district. As both a standout teacher and award winning academic team coach, Mr. Sullivan will have the commissioner’s ear on different education strategies that benefit Kentucky students,” said Dr. Nick Brake, OPS Superintendent.
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