2019 Award Winners:
Stephanie Kirk Learning Grant Recipient: Aretha Whaley
Aretha Whaley, a lifelong book lover, left her bookstore job to become a teacher so she could connect young people with books they would love. She has been teaching for six years; currently, she teaches ninth and tenth grade at Casey County High School. She is a Fellow of Louisville Writing Project XXXIII. She is blessed to have a husband who understands her desire to own all the books and a son who constantly adds to her to be read pile. She enjoys leading professional development for other teachers to spread the love of books and writing. When she is not thinking about school or books, she knits, scrapbooks, and paints. Follow her on Twitter @ArethaWhaley.