Whitesburg KY

Craft, Turner named to UPike Hall of Fame

Former Letcher School Superintendent Anna Caudill Craft and Sen. Johnny Ray Turner, who represents Kentucky’s 29th District, have been named to the Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame at the University of Pikeville.

At a ceremony held October 17 in Pikeville, they and eight others were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Craft retired in June after serving as superintendent for 12 years. She is a former preschool , Title I and special education director for Letcher County Schools, and guidance counselor for Letcher County Technical School.

She is a graduate of Fleming-Neon High School and Transylvania University. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky, and Rank I, superintendent, supervision, elementary and secondary principalship and special education endorsements from Morehead State University.

Turner taught at Salyersville High School, McDowell Elementary School, McDowell High School and Johnson Central High School, and was dean of students at Johnson Central High. He was also a basketball coach for both boys’ and girls’ teams and was the 15th Region Coach of the Year.

He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Morehead State University.

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