Paducah Head Start Director Kristy Lewis received the 2019 Nancy Lovett Spirit/Award of Excellence from the West Kentucky Association of Early Childhood Education on April 13.
The award is presented annually to an individual who has achieved excellence in “Helping to promote a positive impact on young children in Western Kentucky”.
Lewis has served as director of Paducah Head Start since 2013. During her tenure, she has has been active in maximizing and supporting School Readiness and Developmentally Appropriate practices in all early childhood settings and has emphasized the importance of active parent engagement in early childhood programs through a variety of ongoing learning experiences for parents and children.
"I am so proud of Kristy and her dedicated work in early childhood education," said Calloway County Early Childhood Regional Training Director Nancy Lovett. "She deserves this award of excellence for going the "extra mile" in providing high quality programs for children and families."