Our GCS Lighthouses-Serving Personally, Compassionately, and Proudly

Kelsey Riley

Kelsey Riley

A little about this lighthouse…

This Lighthouse has a Brightness that lights up the whole school, but especially mine here at GMS. As a new full-time teacher here at GMS in the Special Education department, there are many duties and responsibilities handed down to us. Mrs. Riley does not only handle all of her duties but will take on the assignment of assisting and helping all those who seek her help. She not only does this but does it in a Bright Cheerful manner. She has assisted me personally in looking over and guiding me through the way Garrard County handles students' IEPs. She has helped me many times during and out of school hours. She is a TRUE blessing, a great friend, and a great mentor. 

This lighthouse was highlighted by Matt Irgang.

Angie Stull

Angie Stull

A little about this lighthouse…

Mrs. Stull is a true lighthouse. She has a passion for learning and for helping others be confident in their skills to teach as well. As our math leader, she is always sharing ideas and resources to help classroom teachers be successful in implementing math content. She has worked very hard to remove negativity from the world of mathematics. It's very apparent that she cares for students and colleagues. May we all shine bright like Mrs. Stull!

This lighthouse was highlighted by Amanda Summers.

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Barry Walton

He comes to work every day with a smile on his face and is ready for whatever the day holds. He works on buses, cars, and vans, drives buses if needed, picks up students, takes home students, and still does it with a smile. He speaks to all the people he meets whether he knows you or not.

This lighthouse was highlighted by Teresa Walton.


M. Hoskins

Michelle Hoskins

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Mrs. Hoskins is a shining light that touches students from all levels. She sets high expectations, builds strong relationships, and has a strong love for literature. She works diligently to ensure that every student no matter the level works hard. She uses humor and touches of sarcasm in such a way that students work tirelessly for her.  

This lighthouse was highlighted by Michael Anderson.

Carolyn Sparks

Carolyn Sparks

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Carolyn is the brightest lighthouse not only to us but to so many other staff and children. She has a talent for seeing needs and being supportive in so many ways! She truly has the kindest heart and always goes above and beyond! She is appreciated and loved by all of CDR!

This lighthouse was highlighted by Pam Cornelius, Tonia Campbell, Adreanna Barns, Marilyn Fleckinstein, and Lindsay Johns.

David Hoskins

David Hoskins

A little about this lighthouse…

Mr. Hoskins goes above and beyond to ensure all GC athletes are advocated for.  He works hard to promote GC in a positive light and is always looking out for our students.  He is a safe place for student-athletes to come and work through the growing pains of success at the high school level.  

This lighthouse was highlighted by Michael Anderson.

Karen Travis

Karen Travis

A little about this lighthouse…

Karen Travis is a true lighthouse at our school and has been for years. While she has always worked very hard for our students, these last two years have been an even greater inspiration to all of us. Her continuous dedication to her students, and colleagues, and the work it takes to support us, continues even through the tough personal challenges she has faced from her wheelchair.  In her spare time from being an awesome third-grade teacher,  she is also taking classes and coaching archery. You can always count on Mrs. Travis to encourage, help, or make you laugh no matter what her circumstance. A true lighthouse! 

This lighthouse was highlighted by Angie Stull.

Leslie Lee

Leslie Lee

A little about this lighthouse…

Mrs. Lee is a teacher that can make you smile no matter what type of day you are having. She knows almost every kid by heart and gives her students 110%. Many students who see her in the hallway can not help but smile and hug her. She brings so much fun to the subject of math and truly wants to see every student succeed. She also brings smiles and positive energy to all the adults in the building and truly loves LES. There definitely needs to be more teachers like Mrs. Lee!

This lighthouse was highlighted by Kala Cain, 2nd Grade Teacher.

Bottoms

Tracie Bottoms

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Tracie supports her staff, loves our kids, and does so much for all LES stakeholders. She is pretty much everything you would want in administration. She is intelligent and kind and makes us feel respected and appreciated.  

This lighthouse was highlighted by Kim Hacker.

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Jaylene Anderson

A little about this lighthouse…

If you look up the word tireless you would find a picture of Jaylene next to it. She is non-stop busy all day long. And with a smile on her face! She is always willing to help anyone out or to give some advice. She loves her kids and is always thinking of a new way to help them. She is just amazing and I know she is a lighthouse for so many.

This lighthouse was highlighted by Millie Ledford.

O'Nan

Christin O'Nan

A little about this lighthouse…

Christin is a long-term sub for Kindergarten this year.  Her background is not in education. It is in Law, but watching her in action you would never know this. She has worked in the school for a couple of years now, and when she came in to do a long-term sub she was so positive that everyone around her felt the positivity emitting from her. She always has a smile on her face and a hug in her arms for the kids. She always goes over and above what is expected of her. She purchased books for all the kids and every Friday she has “Lucky Duck Friday” She draws a name and that student receives a new book. Our school system is blessed to have a person like Christin to step up and teach our children. 

This lighthouse was highlighted by JoAnne Sparks  Kindergarten assistant.

Carolyn Noe-PLE

Carolyn Noe

A little about this lighthouse…

To me, Mrs. Noe is the epitome of what a lighthouse should be.  She has worked so hard for the students of Garrard County for many years and still continues to show up for them and serve them every single day.  She has one of the most positive attitudes and is always smiling and making the best out of any situation. She is the first person to step up to help out when there is a need. She was kind & supportive to me and was a mentor when I student taught with her at PLE and continues to be so today! She is the first person I know I can go to with a math question or for a lesson idea when students are struggling.  The education world needs more like Mrs. Noe, and we are so blessed to have her! 

This lighthouse was highlighted by Lindsay Burton.

Nancy Cummins-GMS

Nancy Cummins

A little about this lighthouse…

As a teacher new to the district, things can seem scary. I didn't know anyone coming in but Nancy quickly took me under her wing to make sure I'm doing okay and always does her best to help me when I have questions. Sometimes as a newer teacher, I get too afraid to ask questions because I don't want others to think less of me. Nancy has never made me feel this way and makes sure I am comfortable asking her anything I need help with. We may not talk every day and our subject areas may be different, but if I ever need help Nancy is the one I know I can count on!

This lighthouse was highlighted by Lekisha Hembree.

MArcum

Kristy Marcum

A little about this lighthouse…

Kristy Marcum is truly an angel on earth. She serves our school as the K-2 Special Education Teacher, with her Paraeducator Ms. Cathy Aper. Mrs. Marcum helps students that are not yet receiving services have necessary interventions in place to help them succeed. She does this by providing teachers (and myself) with some awesome visual aids for students who could use them. She answers all of our questions with patience and a willing spirit to find out if she doesn't know the answer. Her students adore her. She is an AMAZING asset to this building and I don't know what we would do without her. Her students have some very high needs, and she meets them as well as she possibly can. I often find her car in the parking lot long after 5 pm. Mrs. Marcum has served this building for almost 20 years and has done a remarkable job. I am proud to call her a colleague and friend.

This lighthouse was highlighted by Chelsea Tipton.

Chasity Clark

Chasity Clark

A little about this lighthouse…

Chasity is certainly in the right profession - Nursing. She is a natural caregiver who takes care of everyone but especially has a heart for children.
Her door is always open, whether they are hurting physically or emotionally, the students know she is there for them because they can feel her love and concern. Chasity takes the time to listen and treats them with respect. She lifts them up and makes sure they are feeling better and are cared for before sending them back to class or home. She is the epitome of the saying "Be Kind".
In a time when we all could use more Lighthouses, Chasity's sweet, caring nature definitely spreads light wherever she goes. 

This lighthouse was highlighted by Teresa Clough.

Fielder

Angie Fielder 

A little about this lighthouse…

So many students who have had Ms. Fielder for Freshman Science class keep stopping by to talk with her before and after school as well as between classes during their sophomore, junior and senior years. 
Students know those teachers who care about them as learners and as people.  Angie Fielder has had and still has that ability to listen to our students and they know she cares for them now and long after they have left her class. 
I see her as a lighthouse to so many of our students.   

This lighthouse was highlighted by Johnny Yates.