LEXINGTON - Last year, teacher Debbie Young of Perryville was recognized by the University of Kentucky College of Education "Teachers Who Made a Difference" program.
The UK College of Education and UK Men's Basketball Coach Tubby Smith are teaming up to offer the program again in 2006 and are currently accepting nominations.
The Teachers Who Made a Difference program gives Kentuckians an opportunity to thank the teachers, principals, college professors, or other educators in the state for the way they have inspired and motivated students to succeed.
"Too many times we don't realize the difference teachers make in our lives until long after we're grown," said Smith.
"When I look back on my days at Great Mills High School and George Washington Carver Elementary, the teachers sure made a difference in my life. The Teachers Who Made a Difference program gives everyone the opportunity to thank that one special teacher in their life. I'm proud to offer my support to this outstanding recognition program for teachers."