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Ruth Coppler Outstanding Teacher Award

Nominations accepted until March 15, 2024.

Nominations

Nominations for 2024 are now open. Current LCA students and parents are eligible to nominate an outstanding teacher. Please read the Qualifications and Eligibility sections below before submitting the nomination form. Questions can be directed to Whitney Walls.

Nominate a teacher here.

about the award

Lexington Christian Academy has established the Ruth Coppler Outstanding Teacher Award, to be given annually to a LCA teacher in memory of Mrs. Ruth Coppler, who was a beloved elementary teacher at LCA. This award is established as a tribute to her love for teaching and to recognize teachers who share and exemplify that love. 

Qualifications

The award will be presented to both an elementary (PS-5th) and a secondary (6th-12th) teacher who exhibits the following characteristics in his/her teaching.

  • Exemplifies the love of Jesus for his/her students
  • Displays evidence of the Fruits of the Spirit in relationships with parents, students and staff
  • Utilizes effective teaching methods to allow each student to reach his/her academic potential
  • Helps each student to discern and use the special gifts God has given him/her
  • Exceeds the normal expectations of a classroom teacher to make his/her classroom a special place for students and parents

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to receive this award, teachers must meet the following conditions:

  • A nominee must be a full-time teacher at LCA.
  • A nominee must have completed three years on faculty at LCA. (Teachers may be nominated in their 3rd year.)
  • A nominee must not have received the award in the last five years (see previous winners listed on this page)

2023 Ruth Coppler Outstanding Teacher Award Recipients

Lexington Christian Academy has established the Ruth Coppler Outstanding Teacher Award, to be given annually to a LCA teacher in memory of Mrs. Ruth Coppler, who was a beloved elementary teacher at LCA. This award is established as a tribute to her love for teaching and to recognize teachers who share and exemplify that love.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2001-2002                       
Janie Conder

2001-2002                        
Michael Rickerman          

2002-2003                       
Denny McCardle                      
Moddie Miller          

2003-2004                     
Lana Ledford                      
Melissa Meadows          

2004-2005                    
Laurie Stith                    
Melissa Washing          

2005-2006                    
Lisa Brown                    
Jennifer Long          

2006-2007                    
Lisa Antle                    
Betty Vanderpool          

2007-2008                   
Linda Edin                   
David Redish          

2008-2009                   
Deana Kendall                   
Aaron Merz          

2009-2010                   
Kim Downs                   
Phil Kinman          

2010-2011                   
Kevin Conforti                   
Beth Rogers          

2011-2012                   
Sheila Allen                   
Marci Hucaby          

2012-2013                   
Arianne Johnson                   
Daniel Wesley          

2013-2014                   
Rebecca Winckler                   
Addie Pulliam          

2014-2015                   
Danielle Smith                   
Janna Fults          

2015-2016                   
Mary Beth Kindred                   
Kenna Jasper          

2016-2017                   
Clark Cranfill                   
Tasha Corum          

2017-2018                   
Marci Hucaby                   
Jason Seamands          

2018-2019                   
Aaron Merz                   
Rebekah Meredith          

2019-2020                   
Joy Sparks                   
Jessica Clarke          

2020-2021                   
Nathaniel Cheeks                   
Ashley Ford          

2021-2022                   
Daniel Wesley                  
Suzette Hartley     

2022-2023 
Lauren Jarvis 
Sarah Scott