Kentucky Association of Professional Educators (KAPE)


Kentucky Association of Professional Educators



Kentucky’s state primary is coming up!  You can get a sample
ballot for your area at the following website:

Do your research and go vote on May 17th!


KAPE Conference 2016 mailing info-page-001




donna talking to house education committee

Representative Kay and KAPE Paralegal Donna Gail Wilson House present HB 618. (Which passed with favorable expression today.) KAPE is so pleased to have been the catalyst for this bill which ensures HIPPA protections for teachers. KAPE IS WORKING FOR ALL TEACHERS IN FRANKFORT!!!!!


Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will host a series of regional Town Hall Meetings across the Commonwealth to gather feedback from Kentuckians on how they define school success.  To find the closest one to you and more information, please click here.




Promoting world-class education for ALL Kentucky students through initiatives that recruit, develop, retain and recognize highly accomplished educators.





You can travel the world, earn professional development credit, and bring global understanding into your classroom.   Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has sent over 1300 teachers abroad on adventurous travel programs.  With GEEO educators can earn professional development credits while seeing the world/ GEEO’s trips are 7 to 21 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers.  In addition to amazing tour leaders, many of the programs are accompanied by university faculties that are experts on the destination.  GEEO also provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences in the classroom.  The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators, administrators, retire educators, as well as educators’ guests.

GEEO is offering the following travel programs for 2016:Bali/Lombok, Bangkok to Hanoi, China, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, the Galapagos Islands, Greece, Iceland, India/Nepal, Southern India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Peruvian Amazon, Peruvian (winter Break), The Philippines (winter Break) and Mt. Kilimanjaro (winter Break).  The registration deadline is June 1, but space is limited and many programs will be full well before the deadline.

Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, Costa, travel dates, and more can be found at  GEEO can be reached 7 days a week, toll-free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9 AM – 9PM.

Kelly Carney
Communications Director
GEEO Teacher Travel Programs
Phone: 877-600-0105
Direct: 908-913-0031





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Wendell Worley, a long-time member of KAPE, has been selected as a 2016 inductee into the Western Kentucky University Louie B. Nunn Teacher Hall of Fame! A resident of London, Wendell Worley began his teaching career in 1984 at Laurel County High School. Worley has spent his entire 32-year tenure at the school, now named South Laurel High School. There he teaches Advanced Placement (A.P.) American Government & Politics and Honors Civics & Economics. He began the first A.P. class (AP U.S. History) in Laurel County and taught that subject for more than 25 years. He earned his associate’s degree from Sue Bennett College in London (1982), a bachelor’s degree from Cumberland College in Williamsburg (1984), and a master’s degree (1990) and a Rank I (1995) from Union College in Barbourville.

In addition to his classroom teaching responsibilities, Worley has served as the chair of the Social Studies Department, as a member of the Site Based Decision Making Council, and as coach of the school’s Quick Recall Team. A partial list of Worley’s awards include the United States Presidential Scholar Program’s Distinguished Teacher (1993), Laurel County High School Teacher of the Year (1994), South Laurel High School Outstanding Teacher (1996-97), London-Laurel Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year (2011), Campbellsville University/WKYT-TV Excellence in Teaching Award (2002, 2011) and UK Teacher Who Made a Difference (2001, 2014).

The Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame was established in 2000 through a generous gift from former Governor Louie B. Nunn. The inaugural class was recognized on January 24th, 2008 and new members are inducted annually.  The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the teaching profession.  Selection is made from individuals, living or deceased, who have spent a significant portion of their professional career in Kentucky, and have made noteworthy contributions to the lives of children and youth in P-12 school settings. 



1) View the KTRS HB 4 Mailing Information

2) KAPE is excited to announce that it will be providing a mentorship program for members seeking National Board Certification. For more information regarding this program, download our information packet!

3) Congratulations to our KAPE 2015 Scholarship Winners, view photos here.





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