About

Central Hardin High School, Cecilia, KY— Teacher, English Department Head
July 2007 – PRESENT

  • Professional Learning Committee Leader, Grade 12 English –  2008-present
  • English Department Head – 2013-present
    • Leads department meetings and coordinates department-specific activities and assignments
    • Organizes and leads department-specific PD sessions
    • Leads the revision of curriculum for the department
    • Provides insight and advice to department members
    • Interviews potential candidates for employment in the English Department
  • Yoga Club Creator/Sponsor – 2016-present
    • Organizes service projects and field trips as well as leading weekly meetings
  • Student teachers – Spring 2015 and Fall 2016
  • Earned grant for a classroom set of Chromebooks – 2015
  • Earned 5 DonorsChoose.org grants – 2013 (2), 2014, 2016 (2)
  • Created and implemented a College and Career Ready curriculum for Reading and English – 2012-present
  • Proposed electives that were accepted:
    • Contemporary Fiction
    • Shakespeare
  • Taught ACT Intervention – 2018
  • Judged Poetry Out Loud competition – 2018
  • Initiated peer-to-peer feedback in my school  using rubrics to address teacher-made questions for professional growth #ObserveMe

Presentation Academy, Louisville, KY — Teacher
July 2006 – June 2007

  • Junior Class Sponsor

CHHS English Department Head and English IV PLC Leader
August 2013/August 2008 – Present

  • Leads department meetings and coordinates department-specific activities and assignments
  • Organizes and leads department-specific PD sessions
  • Leads the revision of curriculum for the department
  • Provides insight and advice to department members
  • Interviews potential candidates for employment in the English Department

Hardin County Schools Technology Innovate Fellow
August 2016 – Present

  • Voluntarily earned 9 educational technology certifications
  • Voluntarily started educational technology blog and administrative portfolio: mrspearsall.com.

Leadership Committees

  • KDE Committee designed to write new Technology Standards – 2019-2020
  • NCTE Advocacy and Leadership Summit 2019
    • Met with KY legislators in Washington DC to advocate funding and support for public education.
  • District Writing Policy Committee – 2017
  • District High School  English Pacing Guide Committee – 2016
  • Work Ethic Certification Program Committee – 2015
2019 Outstanding Teacher Kentucky Society of Technology in Education – March 2019
Citation of Appreciation The Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives – February 2018
Wednesday’s Woman The News-Enterprise – January 2018
My Favorite Teacher Honoree Barnes and Noble – March 2017
Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award  Campbellsville University – May 2017
ExCEL Award Nominee Finalist WHAS11 ExCEL Award -December  2015
Session presenter:
    • Increase Student Engagement with Interactive Design
      • KySTE – March 2019
      • ECET2 Bardstown – March 2019
      • #KYGoDigital – July 2018
    • Collaboration and Annotation Using Kami in the English Classroom
      • KySTE – March 2019
      • #KyGoDigital – July 2018
    • Creating Authentic Learning Through Online Discussion
      • KySTE – March 2019
    • Freedom, Differentiation, and Choice in the High School Classroom
      • ECET2 Bardstown – March 2019
    • GSuite Level 2 – Classroom, Slides, Docs, Sheets, Keep, Gmail, Tasks, Calendar, YouTube
      • HCS Staff – October 2018
    • GSuite Level 1 – Classroom, Slides, Docs, Sheets, Keep, Gmail, Tasks, Calendar, YouTube
      • CHHS Staff – June 2018
    • Peer-to-Peer Feedback: #ObserveMe
      • CHHS Staff – March 2018
    • Using Technology in the Classroom – SAMR
      • CHHS Staff – April 2017
    • Increasing Parent Involvement with Remind
      • CHHS Staff – July 2016
    • Classroom Management with ClassDojo
      • CHHS Staff – July 2015
  • “She is simply one of our best teachers and employees.  Students love her, her peers love her, and administration loves her.” – Myra Lewis, CHHS Counselor and former Assistant Principal
  • “[She is] constantly overflowing with great ideas and innovative solutions. [Her] classroom is one our our favorites to visit.  So inspiring and a breath of fresh air.” – Brooke Whitlow,  former HCS Tech Integrations Specialist and Lafe Tabb, HCS Director of Technology
  • “[She] truly represent[s] lifelong learning.” – Terrie Morgan, HCS Superintendent
  • “I truly appreciate everything [she does] for our students and for our faculty.  [Her] commitment to growing and learning is admirable.” – Chastity Yates, CHHS Assistant Principal
  • “She is a helper – the person you want on your team when you face any challenge.  She is also a cheerleader for anyone around her who needs encouragement or that she sees doing great things.” – Caitlyn Farrow, coworker
  • “[She is] an extremely vital part of the success we have experienced over the last few years, and I always feel like [she has] the students’ best interest at heart.” Tim Isaacs, CHHS Principal