Dale Faughn

Princeton, KY | Years Taught: 1949 – 1997

Dale 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.

Additional 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