Nakia Brown, Sixth Grade Teacher, Wingo Elementary School, Wingo, Kentucky
Nakia Brown led the effort to have her school become the first elementary school in Kentucky to receive the Kentucky Green and Healthy School certification. She also mentored another school in the district to achieve the same designation, led a Community Earth Day, and continues to lead the school’s Green Club, among other efforts. Active in the Kentucky Association of Environmental Education and PLT, she even painted her classroom bright green to emphasize the “green” aspects of her teaching.
“Nakia Brown has been a positive influence on our students, schools, and community. She has reached out to make our area realize that whether locally, nationally, or internationally, we can all make a difference by taking an active role.”
– LeAnna Pritchard, National Board Certified Teacher, Third Grade Teacher, Wingo Elementary School, Wingo, Kentucky
Nakia was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2014.