2014 INSPIRE award winner Julye Adams

Lexmark recently honored Julye Adams, Ph.D., a biomedical sciences teacher at Elkhorn Crossing School in Georgetown, Kentucky with INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award for the 2014-2015 school year.

The program recognizes outstanding Central Kentucky area elementary, middle and high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers.

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Dr. Julye Adams seeks every opportunity to bring authenticity to the classroom and to prepare high school students for college and STEM career fields. For example, she brings math and science concepts to life through a bone detectives lab where she creates a crime scene using imitation bones, and students conduct scientific investigations. Dr. Adams’ students also complete a year-long project that includes grant writing and medical research, and they present their findings to an advisory board of industry professionals.

Lexmark representatives presented Adams with a $1,000 award in front of peers and students at Elkhorn Crossing School, to be used to promote STEM education in her classroom.

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About INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award

Lexmark launched INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award in 2011 to highlight and salute exceptional middle and high school teachers who teach science, technology, engineering and/or math in designated Central Kentucky counties. In 2013 the program was expanded to include elementary school teachers.

In order to be eligible for the INSPIRE Award, a teacher must receive an online nomination as well as one reference letter from students, colleagues, parents, school administrators or community leaders. Eligible nominees must teach in one of the following Central Kentucky counties: Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Scott and Woodford.

Learn more about INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award.

Nominate a teacher for INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award.