Amy Hinton, a Carter Traditional Elementary School reading teacher, has been awarded the Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award. Representatives from Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and from the award sponsors — LG&E KU and WHAS11 — honored the teacher last week during a ceremony at the school.
“Mrs. Hinton is well-deserving of the Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award,” Carter Principal Jamie Wyman said. “Her never-ending dedication to Carter’s students and families goes above and beyond at all times. Parents of the students she works with are deeply grateful for the positive impact she has on their child, as well as the guidance and support she offers them.”
Hinton has been instrumental in helping Carter reach its Third Grade Reading Pledge, assisting students in increasing their reading fluency and comprehension. In addition, she serves on multiple committees, including the Instructional Leadership Team and Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council. She is a Kentucky Teacher Internship (KTIP) mentor teacher, and participates in the first- and second-grade professional learning communities.
“Amy Hinton truly loves her job and every student she encounters,” said Melissa Silvano, a first-grade teacher at Carter, adding that Hinton’s ability to make learning fun and beneficial is only one of her many skills and talents. “Amy is determined, motivated and a true example of what an educator should be.”
As an ExCEL Award winner, Hinton will receive a $1,000 instructional grant from LG&E KU.