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North Elementary Teacher Noraa Ransey Named MSU's Outstanding Elementary Educator

North Elementary Teacher Noraa Ransey Named MSU's Outstanding Elementary Educator

North Calloway Elementary School teacher Noraa Ransey was named the Outstanding Elementary Educator at the 38th Annual Harry M. Sparks Lecture presented by Murray State's College of Education and Human Services on April 25.

Ransey is in her 18th year in education and is currently a 1st grade teacher at NCES. Ransey was named the 2020 Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Education Association, and the 2021 Educator of the Year by the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce. Ransey is a National Board Certified Teacher and has been active in numerous national and state groups and committees, including the National Board DEI standards committee, the Kentucky Commissioner's Advisory Council, Kentucky Reading Association, Kentucky Academy of Technology Education, Kentucky Education Association, and the National Education Association. She has two degrees from Murray State and is a mother of five.

"North Elementary is very proud of our Noraa Ransey for being named the Outstanding Elementary Educator," said North Elementary principal Melinda Hendley. "Ms. Ransey is distinguished in her field and finds ways to share her fire with both students and other educators.  Noraa continues to be self-motivated to push herself to grow professionally at the local, state and national levels.  Ms. Ransey loves her students, school and community and always strives to be a positive light with those that she meets." 

"We are blessed in Calloway County with some of the best stakeholders," said Ransey. "My team works tirelessly to create experience for our students. We have many parents and community members that make all our dreams of being the best teacher we can come true. Whether we need a banker to show up and tell us about a job or a coat for a kid that has a need someone is always a phone call away. I am beyond thankful to be an educator in Calloway County."