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Charlotte S. Buskill (KY '22)


Newton Parrish Elementary
Owensboro, KY

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 3

At the time of the Award, Charlotte S. Buskill was:

Newton Parrish Elementary
Owensboro, KY

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 3

Biographical Information

Charlotte S. Buskill builds positive relationships with every student in her third grade class at Newton Parrish Elementary in Owensboro, Kentucky. She taps into every child’s particular interests, learning what makes them tick and creating connections that keep students engaged in their learning. Every fall, Buskill transforms her room with creative activities related to books the class is reading—then, in the spring, students work together to lead the transformations. Buskill dives into data to make instructional shifts and create individual learning plans, especially in reading, to ensure the success of every student. She holds high expectations and students rise to meet them, knowing that with her support they can do anything they set their minds to do. The supportive team atmosphere Buskill creates leads to impressive results — her students show significant growth on progress monitoring and benchmark data.  

A role model for her team and other colleagues, Buskill has served on Newton Parrish’s Teacher Lighthouse Team and committees for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and site-based decision-making, as well as the district’s science curriculum committee. She mentors student teachers and researches best practices, freely sharing ideas, information and innovative instructional strategies with colleagues. The leader of Newton Parrish’s STEM club, part of Kentucky’s project-based learning Student Technology Leadership Program, Buskill took several dozen students to Lexington for the school’s first trip to the state STEM competition.

Buskill partners with parents to improve the educational experience for both students and families. She helps with Newton Parrish’s Title I Family Nights and the annual Scholastic Book Fair. Buskill’s love for her students is evident, both in the classroom and beyond — as they move to higher grades, she regularly checks in on them and stays connected. Outside of school, Buskill teaches disc golf and leads a youth group at a local church.

Buskill earned a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education (pre-K-4) from Pennsylvania State University in 2016 and a Master of Arts in literacy education from Western Kentucky University in 2020.

Press release: Achieving Academic and Personal Growth for Owensboro Public School Students Earns Charlotte Buskill a $25,000 Kentucky Milken Educator Award

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Charlotte S. Buskill In The News

Five from NKY Among 67 Award-Winning Educators Recognized by Kentucky Board of Education
Northern Kentucky Tribune  |  Jun 13, 2023  |  Edgewood, KY

Early Intervention as a Child was Key for Kentucky Milken Educator Award Winner Buskill
Kentucky Teacher  |  Kentucky Department of Education  |  Dec 05, 2022  |  Frankfort, KY

Education Alumna Buskill Honored with Kentucky Milken Educator Award
Penn State  |  Dec 02, 2022  |  University Park, PA

5 Questions: Boiling Springs Native Receives Teaching Award
The Sentinel  |  Nov 29, 2022  |  Carlisle, PA

OPS teacher receives 2022 Kentucky Milken Award
Western Kentucky University  |  Nov 22, 2022  |  Bowling Green, KY

WATCH --> Kentucky Teacher Wins Prestigious 2022 Milken Educator Award
Spectrum News Kentucky  |  Nov 11, 2022  |  Louisville, KY

OPS Teacher Receives 2022 Kentucky Milken Award
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer  |  Nov 11, 2022  |  Owensboro, KY

Exceptional Kentucky Teacher Wins Prestigious Educator Award and Gets $25,000 Prize
WOMI-FM/AM  |  Townsquare Media  |  Nov 10, 2022  |  Owensboro, KY

Newton Parrish Elementary Teacher Wins $25k Milken Educator Award
The Owensboro Times  |  Nov 10, 2022  |  Owensboro, KY

Owensboro Teacher Receives $25,000, Honored with Statewide Award
WEVV-TV  |  CBS/FOX  |  Nov 10, 2022  |  Evansville, IN

Owensboro Teacher Wins Milken Award
WNIN-FM  |  NPR  |  Nov 10, 2022  |  Evansville, IN

WATCH --> Owensboro Teacher Wins "Oscar of Teaching"
WFIE-TV  |  NBC  |  Nov 10, 2022  |  Evansville, IN

WATCH --> Owensboro Teacher Receives $25,000 Reward
WEHTV  |  ABC  |  Nov 10, 2022  |  Henderson, KY

Additional Information


2020 M.A., Literacy Education, Western Kentucky University

2016 B.S., Early Childhood Education Pre-K 4, Pennsylvania State University