JCPS teacher named 2019 KMEA High School Teacher of the Year

Lori Knapke is a teacher at Eastern High School

A Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) teacher has been named the 2019 Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) High School Teacher of the Year. 

Lori Knapke headshot

Lori Knapke, a teacher at Eastern High School, was presented with the award today during the KMEA Professional Development Conference. KMEA is a professional music educators’ organization consisting of more than 2,000 members in Kentucky. The award recognizes Knapke’s service and contributions to music education.

Knapke is in her twenty-first year of teaching at Eastern, and choirs under her direction have received numerous distinguished ratings at festivals and assessments.

Knapke attended the University of Louisville School of Music, where she earned both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. Among her accomplishments, she maintains National Board Certification and recently became a Google Certified Educator. She also serves as a supervisor for student teachers from several Kentucky universities.

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