Ethington earns special education teaching honor

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Amber Ethington of Garrett Morgan Elementary is Fayette County’s Outstanding Special Educator for 2020.

The Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative, which canceled its spring awards luncheon amid COVID-19 restrictions, recognized the recipients online in June.

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Ethington has taught students with moderate/severe disabilities for six years, including two years previously at Julius Marks Elementary.

“My goal for exceptional children is that they will live in a more inclusive world where they are pushed to their potential and achieve the unimaginable. These children can do anything as long as they are believed in,” she said.

A native of Versailles, Ethington attended the University of Kentucky where she earned a B.S. in Special Education MSD and a master’s degree in Special Education Teacher Leadership with an Autism Certificate.

She is working on her certification as a board-certified behavior analyst.