Four Jessamine County educators received Excellence in Teaching awards from Campbellsville University on Saturday at the school’s campus.
The awardees were the district’s superintendent, Lu Young, and the three recipients of Jessamine County Schools’ Excellence in Education awards, Shawn Carlstedt of Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School, Anna Campbell of West Jessamine Middle School, and Tasha Bowlin of East Jessamine High School.
Carlstedt is a first- and second-grade teacher at Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School. She has also taught at Warner Elementary School. She is a curriculum specialist with McGraw-Hill Publishing with an emphasis in elementary mathematics.
In 1981, she graduated from Princeton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her bachelor’s of art degree in 1986 from Asbury College. In 1991, she completed her master’s of arts degree from Georgetown College. She has also attended the University of Kentucky.
She is the wife of Dave Carlstedt, and the mother of Kelsey, Lindsey and Delaney.
Campbell is a seventh-grade science teacher at West Jessamine Middle School, where she has taught since 2008. She also worked as a virology technician at the University of Kentucky Livestock Diseases Diagnostic Center from 2000 to 2006.
In 1995, she graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Ky. In 1999, she received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Kentucky. She continued her education at Georgetown College and earned her master of education degree in 2008.
She is the wife of James Campbell, and the mother of Colin and Kathryn. Her parents are Scott and Patricia Van Meter of Lexington.
Bowlin has taught 10th grade English at East Jessamine High School since 2005. She has also taught at Williamstown Independent Schools.
She was a 2001 graduate of Breathitt County High School in Jackson. She received a bachelor-of-arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 2004. In 2008, she earned her master-of-arts degree from the University of Kentucky. She will complete her Rank I from Eastern Kentucky University this year.
She is the wife of Mike Bowlin, and the mother of Ella and John, and the daughter of Sandy Meadows of Jackson.
Campbellsville honored 160 teachers from 59 different districts throughout Kentucky at the ceremony Saturday.
Campbellsville University began the Excellence in Teaching Awards Program in 1987 with assistance from Earl Aaron and the Ward, Cundiff and Aaron Memorial Fund. The purpose of the program is to recognize the quality teaching and learning taking place in the school systems throughout Kentucky. Through the awards program, CU presents certificates to teachers in each grade level — preschool/elementary, middle grades and high school as selected by their school districts.
The Excellence in Teaching Awards program is in partnership with Lexington’s CBS-affiliate, WKYT-TV.