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My name is LenaKay E. Wilson. I am a member of the amazing Seahorse team here at Madison Kindergarten Academy (MKA). This is my fifth year here at MKA! For the last three years , I have had the privilege to teach as a Kindergarten classroom teacher with amazing students and teachers here at MKA! During MKA's inaugural year (2014-2015), I had the honor of working with students to help make them even better readers than they already are as a Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) Reading Interventionist.
I’m an advocate for children and an active member of the Kentucky Education Association (KEA) and the Madison County Education Association (MCEA). I also had the oppportunity to be one of four primary teachers appointed by Governor Beshear as a member of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Read To Achieve Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant Steering Committee. In addition, I am a member of the MKA Parent Teacher Organization and the Madison County Certified Performance Evaluation Committee, etc.
I completed my student teaching in southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (GO DAWGS) in December 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I worked as a substitute teacher in central Illinois for 6 months before my husband was transferred to Berea for his job in June of 1994. I was also a substitute teacher here in Madison County until I was hired as a Discipline Aide at Daniel Boone Elementary in October 1995.
I began my teaching career at Daniel Boone Elementary as a 1st/2nd grade teacher and also had regular 1st grade classrooms before I was trained to be a Reading Recovery interventionist. I had the great pleasure to train in Reading Recovery in the 2003-2004 school year. I transferred to the former Mayfield Elementary (MF) in the 2005-2006 school year as a Reading Recovery/1st grade teacher. For several years, I had the pleasure of working as a member of the Reading Intervention team working with struggling readers to help them become confident, strategic and eager learners who fall in love with learning and reading! I also spent the 2010-2011 school year splitting my reading intervention instructional time between MF and Kit Carson Elementary when the Madison County RTA grants were reduced significantly. In the summer of 2009, I began my training as a CIM Interventionist here in Madison County.
Through the years, I have also worked as a Migrant Summer School aide and Migrant Summer School teacher and participated in the EKU Kentucky Reading Project and EKU Writing Project. In 2002, I earned my Master of Arts in Education in Elementary School Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. I later received my Rank I in 2006. In 2012, I earned my Master of Arts in Education in Instructional Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University.
I consider myself a life-long learner. I enjoy reading books on improving my instructional practices, self-improvement, leadership, personal finance, budgeting, parenting, etc. Some of my favorite authors are Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, Marie Clay, Linda Dorn, John Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Joel Osteen, Stephen Covey, Lucy Calkins, Chris Hogan, Debbie Diller, etc.
These past few years have been very exciting for me! Not only did I have the honor to work with some amazing teachers and awesome students, but I was given the opportunity to be named one of Ashland Oil’s Teacher Achievement Award Winners for 2014. I was honored in October 2013 as a top 3 semi-finalist for Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year and one of 21 Teacher Achievement Award Winners. We competed for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year title during a ceremony held at our state capitol in Frankfort. In addition to this wonderful experience, I was blessed with being nominated for and being named Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 B. Michael Caudill Educator of the Year in December 2013 in a ceremony held at EKU.
I am a very proud wife and mother! I live here in Richmond with my husband and our two boys (Kolten and Jaxten) in addition to our family pets! We enjoy snuggling up with a good book together, watching movies, traveling, riding bicyles, hiking and/or hanging out together. Our schedules keep us pretty busy, but we love our quiet times at home and family time together doing fun activities.