Bowling Green High School teacher, Ron Skillern has been selected as a member of the ninth class of the Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. Skillern is one of three chosen by the statewide selection committee and will be inducted during a ceremony on March 8, 2017, in Frankfort. The other two individuals chosen include Opal T. Sibert of Laurel County and Joe Westerfield of Daviess County.
Ron Skillern has taught in Warren County and Bowling Green Independent schools for over 30 years, and at BGHS since 1996. He also teaches during the summer at the WKU Center for Gifted Studies VAMPY program (Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth). He attended WKU (B.A., History & Political Science, 1978), Vanderbilt University (M.A. in Education, 1984), and also received his Rank 1 in Education from WKU in 1987.
Skillern has received many awards and recognitions over the years, including the Governors Scholars Program “Outstanding Educator Award” (numerous years), 1988 Teacher of the Year for Warren County Schools, 1997 Teacher of the Year at Bowling Green High School, a Distinguished Alumni Summit Award from WKU and The Center for Gifted Studies in 2015, and was also named 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year by Valvoline, Inc. and the Kentucky Department of Education.
News release by Western Kentucky University
For information on the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame, contact Tammy Spinks at (270) 745-4664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.