NKU honored Reeda Hart as their 2017 Distinguished Alumni this week. Most of us know Reeda as being CINSAM’s STEM Outreach Director (and from fishbowls), but Reeda retired from Campbell County schools after teaching 27 years. She spent most of those years teaching at Grant’s Lick Elementary. During her time at Grant’s Lick Elementary, Reeda’s passion and dedication for teaching was recognized. She was named Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year, and she also received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. After her retirement in elementary education, Reeda Hart worked at NKU (CINSAM). She worked with 20 school districts across the region by modeling best practices in STEM education. Reeda Hart continues to use her 40+ years of teaching experience as she offers professional development outside the region. Reeda is shown here with her invitees (from left to right): Nancy Burns, KDE Educational Recovery Specialist on loan from Campbell County Schools, Peggy Herald, 5th Grade Teacher at Grant’s Lick, Aaron Himebaugh, 4th Grade Teacher at Grant’s Lick, Reeda Hart, Alan Ahrman, retired Principal from Grant’s Lick Elementary. All are also graduates from Northern Kentucky University. Congratulations to Reeda Hart for her well-deserved award. She has truly touched the lives of thousands.