Supreme Court District 2
Patrice McCrary of Bowling Green is a retired kindergarten teacher who was named the 2003 Kentucky Teacher of the Year.
She spent 26 of her 31 years in education at Cumberland Trace Elementary School (Warren County) before retiring in 2019. She was named the Kentucky Teacher of the Year in 2003 and was inducted into the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame in 2008 and into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 2009.
McCrary, a National Board-certified teacher, began her teaching career in Fort Worth, Texas.
McCrary holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Blue Mountain College and a master's degree in education from Western Kentucky University.
She is a graduate of Pontotoc High School in Pontotoc, Miss. McCrary's term expires April 14, 2024.
KBE SPOTLIGHT | Education was Patrice McCrary’s ‘yellowbrick road’
Patrice McCrary, a member of the Kentucky Board of Education, watches a student display his work in computer programming during a visit to Jennings Creek Elementary School (Warren County). McCrary said she wants to spend as much time as possible in Kentucky’s schools, looking for things they’re doing well that can be replicated in other schools.
Photo by Morgan Watson, Jan. 31, 2020