Harlan County teachers selected for KyMTL

Published 10:51 pm Monday, July 27, 2020

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Two Harlan County teachers were recently selected by the Kentucky Center for Mathematics to participate in a program for math teachers, which only selects a number of teachers based on an application and interview process.

Rachel Yost, a teacher at Rosspoint Elementary School, and Greg Longworth, a teacher at Harlan County High School, were both selected by KCM as Kentucky Math Teacher Leaders.

According to a press release from KCM, mathematicians are brought together to collaborate with other like-minded educators from every corner of the state.

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The teachers work to “expand their skills in leadership, mathematics, content and pedagogy,” ultimately benefiting the education of hundreds of students.

Yost has been teaching for a combined 13 years experience in grades kindergarten through fifth, with her main focus in primary grades.

She is also a national board certified teacher in Early Generalist and a Rank 1 in Teacher Leader through the SOAR/STEM Initiative.

Longworth taught math at Cumberland High School before its consolidation into Harlan County High School, giving him a total of 21 years experience in the field.

He holds a bachelor’s in mathematics, master’s in principalship and earned Rank 1 in Supervision.

Longworth was also named Harlan County Teacher of the Year in 2006 and awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2020.