East High teacher Erika Webb was one of 24 Kentucky educators selected as recipients of the 2011 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA) by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. The teachers will compete for the 2011 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced next month.
Webb won the high-school-level Excellence in Education award from the Jessamine County school district for the 2008-2009 school year.
All 24 teachers will be honored at a ceremony in Frankfort on Oct. 19 in the State Capitol Building. Representatives of the Kentucky Department of Education, the Governor’s Office and Ashland will be on hand to honor the teachers and to recognize the Kentucky elementary, middle and high school teachers of the year. From that group of three finalists, the Kentucky Teacher of the Year will be named and will represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year competition.