By Gaye Shaw
The Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Kim Coleman as the recipient of the 20th Annual Metcalfe County Educator of the Year Award.
Kim is a graduate of Metcalfe County High School and this is her 28th year as an educator. She is married to Zack Coleman of Edmonton. They have two children, Kelly Coleman Reed and MacKenzie Coleman She attended Western Kentucky University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education. Also, she earned a Master’s Degree and Rank I in K-12 School Counseling from Western Kentucky University. Kim is currently the guidance counselor at Metcalfe Elementary School and has held an elementary counseling position for the last 21 years. She has had the good fortune to work with students from all over the county.
She began her journey in education at Monroe County Middle School where she taught 6th grade Language Arts for one year. The following school year she had the opportunity to come back home to Metcalfe County and teach when the middle school opened. She taught both 6th and 7th grade during her four-year tenure at the middle school and from there went to Summer Shade Elementary to teach 6th grade. Two years later she was hired as the elementary guidance counselor for Summer Shade and North Metcalfe Elementary Schools. Then a few years later, she had the opportunity to move to Edmonton Elementary as their elementary guidance counselor. After district consolidation, she continues to serve the students of Metcalfe County as one of the guidance counselors at Metcalfe County Elementary School.