For the second consecutive year, a Clark County teacher has been recognized for her outstanding work in the classroom.
Shearer Elementary School fifth-grade language arts teacher Jan Horn was one of only 24 teachers across the state to recently receive a 2010 Ashland Oil Teacher Achievement Award.
She was then chosen as one of nine finalists for the Kentucky Teachers of the Year — three teachers each from the elementary, middle and high school levels. As finalists, the nine each received a $500 award.
For the past nine years, Ashland Oil and the Kentucky Department of Education have sponsored the awards, which are based on the teachers' experience, teaching philosophies and involvement in their communities, as well as letters of recommendation from peers, students, parents and administrators.