The Murray State University college of education presented Kenneth “Pete” Galloway and Kim Harrison with the 2013 College of Education Outstanding Educator Award at the Harry M. Sparks Lecture on June 14.
Galloway has served as superintendent of the Graves County Schools since 2008 and will retire June 30. Prior to serving five years as superintendent, Galloway was assistant superintendent for eight years, director of pupil personnel for 18 years and a vocational agriculture teacher at the former Farmington High School for 10 years. He spent his entire 41-year career as an educator in the Graves County Schools, after attending grades 1-12 in the same district. Galloway holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and Rank I Certification in agriculture education. He also earned a Rank I Certification in school administration and certification to be a superintendent. All of his degrees were earned at Murray State University.
Harrison will assume the duties of superintendent of the Graves County Schools on July 1. She served as assistant superintendent of elementary instruction since 2009. Prior to this position, she was principal of Wingo Elementary School in the Graves County district. Harrison has been a member of the District Instructional Leadership Team since its inception in 2002. She began her education career in the district teaching grades two through seven over the course of 13 years. Harrison earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, Rank I certification in school administration, and an educational specialist degree in school superintendency from Murray State University.
The MSU College of Education Outstanding Educator Award is presented each year in recognition of educators’ outstanding contributions in the field. It is designed to honor those educators who have made a major positive impact in the lives of many students in the Murray State University service region.