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W. Bernard Orr Named Professional of the Year in Education

W. Bernard Orr instructs mathematics and science to the students of Fort Knox Community Schools

In 2013, Mr. Orr was a co-presenter with colleague Jane Hunt at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Conference in Louisville, KY.

    RADCLIFF, KY, July 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Fort Knox Community Schools Teacher Mathematics and Science W. Bernard Orr has been named a Worldwide Branding Professional of the Year in Education. While inclusion in Worldwide Branding is an honor, only a small selection of members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, years of service, and the credentials they have provided in association with their Worldwide Branding membership.

A member of the education profession for more than 30 years, Mr. Orr has remained dedicated to inspiring others and changing lives. He has been listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers on numerous occasions, and has been recognized for his commitment to education within his local area as well. Mr. Orr has been recognized with the Ashland Oil Golden Apple Award and the Mathematics Education Service and Achievement Award by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

For nearly his entire career, he has served Fort Knox Community Schools as a mathematics and science teacher, showcasing an expert understanding of the field. In addition to instructing fifth- and sixth-grade students, Mr. Orr creates new programs and sponsors a variety of after school clubs. He also collaborates with and mentors the other math and science teachers at his grade level.

In 2013 Mr. Orr was a co-presenter with colleague Jane Hunt at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Conference in Louisville, KY. At the moment, he is active with the Kentucky and National Science Teachers Associations, the National Society of Black Engineers, and ASCD. He is also a regional and state judge for Odyssey of the Mind competitions. Mr. Orr currently serves on the board of the Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind, Creative Competitions, Inc., and the Hardin County 4-H Advisory Council. He is also a former board member of the Hardin Co. Challenger Center, a NASA sponsored teaching facility.

He completed his undergraduate studies at UK and his graduate studies at Western Kentucky University. He is now in pursuit of a master's degree in science media technology. Mr. Orr's goal is to complete his studies in this area and become better equipped to educate the students of the 21st Century.

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