This just in from Karen Lanier, digital project manager at the International Museum of the Horse:
Ten teacher representatives have joined the Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry project to develop teaching modules.
- Felicia Smyzer, graduate student at Bellarmine University
- Dr. Azra Terzich, ESL in K-12 Jefferson County Public School
- Wendy L. Young, graduate student at Grand Canyon University
- Carla Criswell, Language Arts teacher at Hopkinsville Middle School
- Annabeth Edens, Social Studies teacher at Royal Spring Middle School in Georgetown
- Andrew Johnson, Social Studies and Reading and Writing teacher at The Mighty Elkhorn Middle School in Frankfort
- Lorrie Fraley, World History and Kentucky Studies teacher at Western Hills High School in Frankfort
- Logan Layne, Equine Science teacher at Locust Trace Agriscience Center
- Bettymarie McClanahan, teacher at Phelps Jr. and Sr. High in Pike County
- Jaronda McPherson, Social Studies teacher at Tates Creek High School in Lexington
Their modules use the Chronicle's research and additional resources to confront issues of racial discrimination, cultivate empathy, and broaden awareness of the positive impacts that African American horsemen and women have made on their communities. These dedicated professionals are shaping the next generation of horsemen and women, thinkers, voters, decision-makers, and community leaders.
Please take a few minutes to read the Chronicle's latest blog post that introduces each of the teacher representatives, and learn about the work they are doing to effect change in their students, in their schools, and beyond.