For his outstanding contributions as a high school science and math teacher, Marnel is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Janet Carrico of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Marnel Moorman will be remembered for his devotion to Kentucky’s school children and to his belief that education reform must succeed to create a better future for him. One of his favorite phrases was that “children are our most precious resource.” Marnel was serving his second term as president of Kentucky Education Association when he died in a car accident on October 14, 1994. He was the first African-American elected to lead the 36,000 member organization. Marnel guided Kentucky’s teachers through some very turbulent years as education reform began to be implemented across Kentucky. His guidance, wisdom, and gentle understanding calmed the fears of many teachers as the steered into the uncharted waters of school reform. Marnel always had a smile and words of encouragement for everyone he met. He touched the lives of countless people across Kentucky. His influence lives on in KEA members, in the hundreds of students he taught, and in the thousands of Kentucky school children for whom he cared so deeply. Marnel was active in his professional association at the local, state, and national levels. He represented Kentucky’s teachers on numerous boards and task forces. He was also active in his community and his church.
Marnel Moorman will be remembered for his devotion to his family, to teaching, and to his professional association.