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Teacher recognized by Gov. Beshear

We are proud to announce that our very own Ms. Sarah Blades was recognized by Governor Beshear during the State of the Commonwealth address for her above and beyond the call of duty efforts. Please join me by congratulating Ms. Blades on this very special moment. We are very proud of Ms. Blades and truly thankful she is being recognized for her tireless efforts. Her willingness to sacrifice herself for the benefit of others is inspiring and certainly worth celebrating. 

Here is an excerpt of the moment our Governor mentions Ms. Blades devotion to serving others. 

“The second pillar of the building a Better Kentucky Budget is all about putting our people first – prioritizing our children and families’ education, health care and retirements.

Kentucky’s great educators and school staff have had to overcome incredible challenges this year, quickly adjusting to online instruction when needed and making sure our children were fed even when they weren’t in the classroom.

One teacher — Sarah Blades of Lexington — showed true Team Kentucky spirit. She not only helped her students but went above and beyond to help one of their parents earn a GED.

Thank you, Sarah, and every educator, for all that you do.

That is why my budget calls for a $1,000 salary increase for every teacher, bus driver, cafeteria worker and other hardworking school employee in Kentucky.”

This is an incredible moment for Ms. Blades, our school, and school district. I am certain that this recognition is difficult for Ms. Blades. She is a humble individual with only a passion to serve others to the best of her abilities, never asking for anything in return.