Ann Peters, Spanish instructor at Maysville Community and Technical College Licking Valley Campus Paris and Carlisle Extensions, was named teacher of the year by the Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce.
Ann Courtney Denham, Licking Valley Campus public relations specialist said, “It is a privilege to be a former student and now coworker of Mrs. Peters. She inspired me to become the person I am today. Students of Maysville Community and Technical College are fortunate to have such a talented Spanish instructor.”
Peters is a resident of Maysville. She began her teaching career in Grundy, Va. She received a masters in Spanish Language and Literature from Eastern Kentucky University.
She has taught at various schools over the years, English at Elizabethtown Community College at Fort Knox, taught Owensboro Junior College and Owensboro High School and Owensboro Catholic High School.
Peters moved to Maysville in 1988 and taught Spanish at Mason County High School. She also started Kentucky’s first Spanish program for elementary students for Covington Independent Schools.
“I consider it a privilege to work for the community college system,” Peters said. “Teaching traditional and non- traditional students is a blessing. I have learned as much from them as they have from me. My sixth grade teacher treated me harshly and so in my teaching career I vowed to become the complete opposite of her so my students would have a positive experience and never feel demeaned. I leave my ego at the door and teach my students because it’s about them. The key to teaching is having a positive attitude and a sense of humor.”