Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) has been at the forefront of environmental education

Elizabethton, Ky. – The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) has announced two staff promotions: Brittany Wray, the current education director for the organization, is being promoted to and Katherine Bullock, KAEE’s current Outreach Director, is being promoted to education director. 

“Brittany and Katherine have been instrumental in the growth of KAEE, both displaying tremendous leadership over the years in our efforts to foster environmental education in the Commonwealth,” said Ashley Hoffman, Executive Director of KAEE. “I am excited for their promotions as they bring their experience and expertise into their new roles.” 

Wray has worked with KAEE since 2016. Before joining the organization, she served as an educator, teaching sixth grade math and seventh grade science. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in math and science from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and in May 2016, she earned a master’s degree in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Environmental Education from the university.  

Wray will be spearheading several initiatives over the next year including the establishment of an environmental education higher education network. Brittany also serves on the advisory council for Project WET USA and on the Kentucky Science Standards Advisory Panel. 

“Over the past seven years, I’ve had an incredible experience with KAEE and I believe wholeheartedly in the power of environmental education and the vision of KAEE. This work has given me the opportunity to make a tangible, positive difference in this world,” Wray said. “I look forward to continuing this work in my new role.” 

Bullock joined KAEE in 2020 and was an experienced educator, program organizer and exhibit designer before working with KAEE, Katherine was the Discovery Education Director at The Living Arts & Science Center in Lexington for more than 14 years. 

“It’s an honor to receive this promotion to education director of KAEE,” Bullock said. “Being able to connect students, teachers, and educators to environmental resources is a privilege, and I am excited to be able to further our mission in a new capacity.” 

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