Emily Hawkins, who teaches at Jenkins Middle High School, has received a grant from the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI) tuition scholarship fund. One of 25 ARI grant recipients, she plans to specialize in psychology and special education.
In 2013, KVEC and 17 school districts in southeastern Kentucky received a $30 million Race to the Top (RTTT) grant that spans four years. The goal of the grants is to improve personalized learning with best practices that the rest of the nation can learn from and use.
Hawkins is the daughter of Cheryl and Jeff Hawkins of Neon