Category Archive: Jessamine Career and Technology Center

Oct 15

Jessamine County ‘Educhasers’ complete relay, raise more than $5,000 for fellow teacher

The Educhasers posed with Carlstedt and her friends and family at the end of the Bourbon Chase relay in Lexington on Saturday. From left in front are Jenny Lockridge, Kelsey Carlstedt, Shawn Carlstedt and Jamie Bradford. In the second row from left are Christina Thomas, Andi O’Bryan, Jason Price, Judy Shearer, Shelly Hilton, Tracy Devney. In back from left are Wanda Knight, Delaney Carlstedt, Dave Carlstedt, Ryan Thomas, Dexter Knight, Bart Flener, Joey Mau, Derek Knight and Brad Hilton. (Photo submitted)

The “Educhasers” team that includes current and former teachers and administrators from Jessamine County Schools completed the Bourbon Chase relay over the weekend, with the focus of their running there at the start and the finish. The group has raised money this year for Shawn Carlstedt, a Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School teacher who lost her hands and …

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Oct 08

Running for Shawn: Jessamine Bourbon Chase team raises money for teacher who survived illness, lost hands, feet

Shawn Carlstedt, pictured in a photo after she was named one of 24 nominees for Kentucky teacher of the year in 2013, was hospitalized for several weeks with an unknown illness in August. She recovered after eight days in a medically induced coma but had to have her hands and feet amputated. A team of current and former Jessamine County educators, the “Educhasers,” is dedicating its race in the Bourbon Chase to Carlstedt and raising funds to help her and her family. (Photo from Ashland Graphics)

Current and former Jessamine County educators are dedicating their fourth Bourbon Chase race to one of their own as they raise money for a teacher who overcame a life-threatening illness but had her hands and feet amputated. The “Jessamine County Educhasers” have run in the 200-mile relay across central Kentucky the last three years, often …

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Oct 03

Jessamine Career and Technology Center’s Simpson in master-agriculture-teacher program

Matthew Simpson of Jessamine Career and Technology Center participated in the Kentucky Master Agriculture Teacher (KMAT) Program on Sept. 14-16 in Lexington. Simpson is one of 12 selected from over 240 agriculture teachers across the state selected to participate in the two-year leadership academy. Over the next two years, Simpson will participate in a number …

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Sep 03

Jessamine Career and Technology Center’s Knight receives Honorary American degree from FFA

Dexter Knight of Nicholasville, principal of Jessamine Career and Technology Center, was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree from the National FFA Organization. The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. The National FFA Organization works to enhance the lives of youth through agricultural education. Without …

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Jul 30

Jessamine County’s Sallee, York honored at KACTE convention

Two Jessamine County teachers were honored with awards at the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education statewide summer program in Louisville last week. West Jessamine Middle School’s Alesia Sallee received the Carl Perkins Outstanding Service Award, and East Jessamine High School’s Cary York was named the Career and Technical Teacher of the Year. Both …

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