Dale  Faughn

Caldwell County High School
Princeton, Kentucky
9th and 10th grade biology teacher/chairman of science department
Total years as classroom teacher: 48

Dale Faughn has directed science fairs, literary fairs, and world
culture days, and was instrumental in organizing the Western Kentucky
Academic Association. He has served as debate coach, advisor to the
school newspaper that won a second place national award, and coached the
school’s academic team to a runner-up position in state television
competition. He recently established a $15,000 trust fund to award
scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to become teachers.

As Poet Laureate of the State of Kentucky, he uses his original
poetry as a teaching aid. With seven volumes already published, he has
begun work on his next volume, which he hopes to focus exclusively on
teaching. “I believe he instructed me more in his biology class about
public speaking, proper English, discipline, being clear and exact in
actions and thoughts, and creative freedom than just simply teaching me
about cell microanatomy and function.” Aaron Carner, former student, now
second-year dental student at the University of Kentucky

“He has been teaching for 45 years and still has the enthusiasm of a
22-year old looking for a first job.” — Bob Rogers, Superintendent

Education

1958

Master of Arts

1949

Bachelor of Science, Murray State University

Research/Summer study with:

1997

University of Florida, National Science Teachers Association

1996

University of Washington, National Science Teachers Association

1995

University of Texas, National Science Teachers Association

1994

Western Washington University, National Endowment for the Environment

Teaching Experience

1949-1997

Caldwell County High School, various teaching positions

Special Recognition

2002

Excellence in Science Teaching
(Kentucky secondary teacher)

2002

USA Today’s 2002 All-USA Teacher Team

1996

Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year

1996

Kiwanis Citizen of the Year

1992

NASA Honors Teacher Award

1992

Caldwell County Bicentennial Award (Poem)

1990

Ashland Oil Teacher Achievement Award

1990

Tandy Technology Scholar Award

1986

William F. Brown Outstanding Teacher Award

1985

Teacher-In-Space Finalist

1971

Leaders of American Secondary Education Award