LOCAL EDUCATOR GOLDA WALBERT TO BE INDUCTED IN THE TEACHER HALL OF FAME PDF Print
Monday, 25 November 2013 07:31

Members of the seventh class of the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky

Teacher Hall of Fame have been selected.

The three chosen by the statewide selection committee are Golda Pensol Walbert,

Debra Burgess and Cynthia S. Wooden. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 6

at the State Capitol in Frankfort.

 

The Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame was created in 2000 through a gift by former Gov.

Nunn, who hoped to recognize the vital role that primary and secondary teachers in

Kentucky play in the education of young people and the positive impact education has

on the state's economy. Western Kentucky University was selected as the home of the

Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame because of its more than 100-year history in teacher

education.

 

A native of Rockcastle County, Golda P. Walbert began her teaching career at

Rockcastle County Schools in 1943.

Walbert taught at Rockcastle County Schools from 1943 to 1952. She taught in various

one-room schools and found herself assuming the roles of custodian, cook, nurse and

teacher. From 1952 to 1954 she taught at Harlan County Public School and Barren

County Schools from 1954 to 1989.

She received her associate degree from Lees Junior College, bachelor's degree in

Education in 1946 from Eastern Kentucky University and master's degree in

Educational Administration in 1950 from EKU.

Her awards include the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Eastern Kentucky University,

Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, Barren County Schools Hall

of Distinguished Alumni, and the Kentucky Unbridled Spirit Award in 2007.

 

Also to be inducted - Debra Burgess from Murray and Cynthia Wooden from Kenton County.

 

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