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CCHS Teacher Katy Walls Named McDonald's Outstanding Educator

CCHS Teacher Katy Walls Named McDonald's Outstanding Educator

Calloway County High School teacher Katy Walls has been named a 2022 McDonald's Outstanding Educator during a presentation at CCHS on December 15. She was presented the award by McDonald's area supervisor Conrad Love and restaurant manager Tim Clements.

McDonald's started this award program three years ago to celebrate educators for exhibiting the ultimate dedication to their students and going the extra mile to contribute to the improvement of education. Walls was one of four in the western Kentucky and southern Illinois region chosen for the award out of over 600 nominees.

Walls teaches English to students with learning and behavioral disabilities at CCHS. She is in her 22nd year of education.

"Thank you so much to McDonald’s for this award," said Walls. "I am humbled to receive so many nominations from the community. I love my job and am blessed to work for amazing administrators. My incredible students and great co-workers make it fun to go to work every day."

"It was an honor to recognize Ms. Walls", said McDonald's owner/operator Mike Love.  "The way she motivates her students and treats each individual student with care is inspiring. She truly is an outstanding educator."

CCHS principal Steve Smith believes Walls is very deserving of the award.

"Ms. Walls is an enthusiastic and spirited teacher who puts kids first," Smith said. "During her tenure at CCHS, she has served in a variety of roles outside the classroom, which makes her an excellent 'school person.'  I taught side-by-side with Katy in the classroom for years, and I can personally attest to the fine job she does with our students. It’s no wonder she received 16 separate nominations from her peers for this award.  We are proud to call her a Laker-4-Life."