Challenger Center Award

Wingo's Brown gets Challenger Award

Wingo Elementary School reading and science teacher Nakia Brown was named the 2011-2012 Challenger Learning Center at Paducah’s Outstanding Educator during a surprise presentation at a recent school-wide assembly. Challenger Center director Mellisa Duncan recognized her as the center’s sixth outstanding educator with a framed certificate and a $100 gift certificate for science and math supplies donated by Travis School Equipment in Draffenville. Numerous criteria for the award included the fact that the teacher “shows enthusiasm for math, science and/or technology education and incorporates innovative teaching strategies into their curriculum.” Pictured, from left, are Graves County Schools' Assistant Superintendent of elementary instruction Kim Harrison, Duncan, Brown, Wingo principal Sarah Saylor, and Graves County Schools' Superintendent Pete Galloway. The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah is located on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. It is one in a network of more than 45 centers worldwide. The concept came from the families of the astronauts lost in the Challenger accident. To learn more, visit
(Photo by Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools)

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