Male High School teacher honored during school ceremony
March 11, 2020 — Angela Page, a high school science teacher at Louisville Male High School, was presented the Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award today. Representatives from Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and from the award sponsors — LG&E and KU and WHAS11 — honored the teacher this afternoon during a ceremony at the school.
“As an educator, Ms. Page makes serving the needs of the students her highest priority,” said Male Assistant Principal Jenny Edelen. “In this day and age of ever-changing educational curriculum, she embraces the challenge, adapting her methods and activities to these changes without compromising the students’ academic needs and her own personal values.”
Colleague praised her knowledge and passion for the environment, and for instilling that commitment in her students. She led her students to plan and develop a rain garden at Male to capture and filter rain water, and secured and planted more than 25 trees on school grounds to allow students to study and record how environmental factors impact their growing and life cycle. In addition, her classes have conducted field work and helped clean up Beargrass Creek, and she planned and built the first Natural Playground at the Louisville Nature Center based on student research and ideas, creating an area where families from the community can enjoy nature walks.
“Students characterize her as a hands-on teacher who wants her students to have real-world experiences,” said Michael Meneghetti, JROTC instructor for Male. “She uplifts her students through activities in and out of the classroom.”
As part of LG&E and KU’s commitment to supporting education across the communities it serves, Page and other ExCEL Award-winning teachers each receive a $1,000 instructional grant from the company.