Picadome’s George Selected for Innovative Teacher Fellowship
The Kentucky Innovative Learning Network (KY ILN) has tapped 10 educators for its 2023-24 Innovative Teacher Fellowship program, including Allison George of Picadome Elementary.
George’s career has spanned a diverse range of school districts, including rural, urban, and suburban settings – each with varying socioeconomic and cultural dynamics. She has served as a lead teacher, new teacher mentor, school-based instructional specialist, administrative dean, National Board lead, assistant principal, and adjunct professor.
“I firmly believe that a strong advocate learns from all facets of their professional career, particularly from the collective wisdom of fellow educators,” George said. “As I embark on the role as an Innovative Teacher Fellow, I intend to harness my diverse experience to improve educational outcomes for students.”
This cohort will explore and develop plans for the three big ideas of the United We Learn vision:
- Creating vibrant learning experiences,
- Accelerating innovation, and
- Building a bold new future with communities.
“My current role as the STEAM Lab teacher has ignited my passion for delivering innovative and engaging instruction to our students,” George said. “Teaching STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) at Picadome has deepened my dedication to supporting students and families in Title 1 schools, motivating me to pursue an English Language Learner endorsement through Eastern Kentucky University. My aim is to refine my instructional skills, opening new doors of opportunity for our students and their families.”
KY ILN is a partnership between local school districts and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), providing a shared professional learning space for education leaders.