A little more about Jeannie Lane …
Jeannie started her teaching path as a volunteer aide at Bridgeport Elementary in 1981. She was later hired as a teacher’s aide at that school and worked there until 1989 when, at the age of 38, she decided to become a Kindergarten teacher. She attended Kentucky State University on a full President’s Scholarship,and was awarded her BA in 1993.
Jeannie was hired as a Kindergarten teacher at Collins Lane Elementary in 1993. While teaching at Collins Lane , she earned her Masters Degree from Georgetown College in 1999.
Jeannie was very active in and out of the classroom. She served as Vice President and President of the Franklin County Education Association. She was a delegate to the National Education Association Representative Assembly in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and New Orleans. She was an organizer and leader of the Cancer Awareness Caucus of the NEA.
She was honored by a Resolution passed by the Franklin County Board of Education in October, 2004. For several semesters, Jeannie taught an Education class at Kentucky State University. She passed away from bladder cancer in November 2004.
Among her many awards: 2001 Walmart Teacher of the Year, the NEA/HIN Vivian Bowser Cancer Education Award, election to Beta Epsilon chapter of the ADK (Alpha Delta Kappa) honorary sorority, and the 2004 Dr Joseph Liebman Outstanding Elementary Teacher Award.