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Bonnie Farrar (KY '93)


At the time of the Award, Bonnie Farrar was:

Williamsburg High School
Williamsburg, KY

Subject(s) taught: Science, Mathematics, Journalism
Grade(s): 6, 7, 8

Biographical Information

"Once I entered the classroom, I knew I had found what I wanted to be, and from that moment on, I began teaching anywhere I was allowed," said Bonnie Farrar, who taught middle level science, math and TV journalism at Williamsburg High School in Williamsburg. Mrs. Farrar was introduced to teaching by her mother, herself a schoolteacher, who would frequently invite her to assist in the classroom. At sixteen she taught her own class of Sunday School first graders, and she formally entered the teaching profession as a second grade teacher in 1962. For Mrs. Farrar, it was a professional and a personal responsibility to help all her students "unlock their potential so that they may benefit themselves and society."

Additional Information


1962 Vanderbilt University, B.S.

Assessment, Class size, Computers, Extracurricular Activities, Gender Equity, Gifted & Talented Education, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Parental Involvement, Professional Development, School-to-Work