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Rosalind Hurley-Richards (KY '96)


Liberty Elementary School
Lexington, KY

Subject(s) taught: Math
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

At the time of the Award, Rosalind Hurley-Richards was:

Squires Elementary School
Lexington, KY

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 5

Biographical Information

"I teach integrity and values at the fundamental level and I build self-esteem, self-confidence and self-discipline in my students," says Rosalind Hurley-Richards, a fifth-grade teacher at Squires Elementary School in Lexington. After 18 years of managerial experience in the corporate world, Mrs. Hurley-Richards has returned to the classroom exceptionally well-equipped to serve as a liaison between the business world and the classroom. As a teacher in her school's School-to-Work program, sponsored by the National Alliance for Restructuring Education, she has introduced curriculum revisions that accurately reflect business-world expectations. A pilot teacher for the Kentucky Department of Education's Mathematics Portfolio Research and Development Project, Mrs. Hurley-Richards has worked together with her students to develop new instructional models for the state's mathematics instruction and assessment portfolio. The Kentucky Department of Education named Mrs. Hurley-Richards 1997 Kentucky Teacher of the Year.