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Dycus decided early to trade law books for lesson planners

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Educator of the year

By Kate Darnell

It was at law school where Rick Dycus decided he wanted to be a teacher.

After a year and a half of law classes, Dycus said he asked himself one question.

“Why am I doing this?”

His future as a lawyer ended right then and there and his career as an educator began.

“I took all my books and went down to the dean’s office and I dropped all my classes,” he said. “That was probably one of the smartest things I’ve ever done.”

Sitting in his Eastside Elementary principal’s office, he smiled.

“I love what I do,” he said.

For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.