Ragland and Robinson Named “Excellent Educators” Oct 2011

The first two Excellent Educators of the 2011-12 school year have been announced. Congratulations to Scott Ragland and Katie Robinson!

Scott Ragland and "crew"

Mr. Ragland grew up in Leitchfield, KY and graduated from
Western Kentucky University. He has been teaching for 16
years with eight years in Simpson County Schools. He currently
teaches 6th grade beginning band, 7th, 8th grade bands at the
middle school, high school beginning band, jazz band and high
school band at FSHS. He became a teacher because of his band
director and mentor Phil Ashby. According to Mr. Ragland, “The
favorite part of my job is getting to see the kids grow from 6th
grade band to their senior year and how much they improve in all
aspects of life and music. That really is awesome!” He is married
and has two children: Anna and Caleb. He loves to play golf,
work on his truck and is hoping to restore a Mustang for his wife
Tera some day.

According to his nominations,
Mr. Ragland…
is a terrific mentor and friend
encourages us to play our best constantly
challenges our minds
encourages excellence in everything we do
BELIEVES in us

Ms. Robinson and her students


Ms. Robinson is originally from Corbin, KY and graduated from
Western Kentucky University with a degree in Corporate and
Organizational Communications as well as Marketing, English
and Allied Arts for Secondary Education. She is in her fi rst year
of teaching at Franklin-Simposn Middle School. She became
a teacher because she “wanted to have a career that interacted
with others on a daily basis and made an impact in someones
life. Teaching is all of that and more. I love getting to know my
students and encouraging them to dream big!” Ms. Robinson is
from a large family–her sister is a teacher and her brother is a
student at Eastern Kentucky University. She loves to read, spend
time with family and friends, do anything outside, train and ride
horses, and serve at her church.
According to her nominations,
Ms. Robinson…
teaches us in a fun way
is really nice
is smart, funny, caring and sociable
helps me solve my problems
works hard to make things excellent

FSEEF is proud to continue it’s Excellent Educator program for the fourth year and award these outstanding teachers with a classroom stipend for their hard work and dedication to students in the Simpson County Schools!