Elizabethtown, Ky., March 14, 2023 – 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 Deputy Director, 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. She also earned her Environmental Education Endorsement through EKU.
Wray will be spearheading several initiatives over the next year including the establishment of an environmental education higher education network and a green careers program. 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 is an experienced educator, program organizer, and exhibit
designer. Prior to working with KAEE, Katherine was the Discovery Education Director at The Living Arts & Science Center in Lexington for more than 14 years. She has particular interests in hands-on education and environmental literacy. Katherine is passionate about helping people explore the outdoors and enjoys doing the same with her family and friends. She will be taking the lead on launching Kentucky’s new Green Schools Program.
“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.”
About the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education: Since 1976, the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) has been at the forefront of environmental education in Kentucky, promoting and advocating for environmental education at the national and state levels. KAEE's membership includes individuals from diverse backgrounds, including teachers, administrators, government and agency personnel, business and industry representatives, and private citizens. In 2022, KAEE reached 1,268 educators and impacted over 31,000 students through its programs, events, workshops, webinars, and other educational offerings.