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E-mail: ed.farrar@spencer.kyschools.us

School Phone: 502-477-3255


Kentucky Southern College

Biology Lab assistant 1966-68 Lab instructor 1969

Barrett Junior High, Louisville School System

Student-teacher ninth grade physical science 1970

Gottschalk Junior High, Louisville School System (Renamed Iroquois Junior High)

Teacher of seventh grade biology, eighth grade earth science, and ninth grade physical science 1971-1976

University of Louisville, Upward Bound Program

Teacher of a comparative vertebrate class and the coordinator of ecological studies 1975 and 1976

Iroquois High School, Jefferson County Public Schools

Teacher of Biology I, IIS Biology, Honors Biology and Biology II 1976-1985

Institute of Creative Learning. Horizons Unlimited, Louisville, Kentucky

Teacher of the course, Outdoor Biology, for gifted third-fifth graders 1984 and 1985

Teacher of the course, Ocean Life, for gifted third-fifth graders 1987

Teacher of the course, Genetics, for gifted third-fifth graders 1988

University of Louisville, Summer Science Institute

Teacher assistant for Biology II for Teachers 1985

Atherton High School, Jefferson County Public School

Teacher of Biology I, Biology II, Comprehensive Biology, Honors Biology, International Baccalaureate Higher Level Biology (Junior and Senior)

Marine Biology, Oceanography and A. P. Chemistry 1985-2004

People to People International, Spokane, Washington

Teacher/Leader of the marine biology delegation of the first American-Chinese Youth  Science Exchange 1988

Teacher/Leader of the zoology delegation of the first American-Australian Youth Science Exchange 1991

JCPS Summer Enrichment Program

Developed and taught the course, “Marine Biology in the Bahamas” 1988

Atherton High School International Studies Summer Enrichment Program

Developed and taught the course, “Global Environmental Issues” 1990

University of Louisville, Science Workshops for Teachers

Co-Developer and Master Teacher, Genetics 1990

Co-Developer and Master Teacher, Ecology 1991

Co-Developer and Master Teacher, Immunology 1992

Bellarmine College, Louisville, Kentucky

Co-developed and taught the workshop “Integrating Science and Math” for middle school teachers 1991 &1992

Bellarmine College, Louisville, Kentucky

Teacher of biology in the ACC program 1988-1996

Jefferson Community College Southwest, Louisville, Kentucky

Teacher of human biology course 1993

Atherton High School, Jefferson County Public Schools

First coordinator of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program 1996

Australian Biological Adventures, Louisville, Kentucky

Teacher/Leader of biological field studies in Australia 1999

Atherton High School, Jefferson County Public Schools

ESS Coordinator Summer School Principal 1996 to 2004


Atherton High School, Jefferson County Public Schools

Teacher of AVID, Marine Biology and Oceanography

ESS Coordinator (Summer School Principal)


Butler Traditional High School, Jefferson County Public Schools

Teacher of Biology and Physical Science Spring 2005

South Oldham High School, Oldham County Schools

Teacher of Advanced Biology, Regular Biology I and Marine Biology 2005- 2012

Bullitt Central High School, Bullitt County Schools

Teacher of Biology I, Marine Biology and Robotics 2012-2015

Spencer County High School, School Spencer County Schools

Teacher of Biology I and Integrated Science 2015 - Present


The 1987 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching

The 1988 Outstanding Young Educator named by the Kentucky Jaycees and the Ashland Oil Foundation

The 1988 Kentucky Field Hockey Coach of the Year

Sigma Xi Outstanding High School Science Teacher 1989

Star Award from GE Foundation 1989

ExCEL Award (WHAS-TV/Citizens Fidelity Bank) 1990

Atherton High School Faculty Award 1990

Jefferson County Public School’s Golden Apple Award 1990

Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Teacher of the Year 1992

Rotary Club of Louisville Teacher Recognition Award 1992

Ashland Oil Golden Apple Award Winner 1993

Ashland Inc. Individual Teacher Achievement Award 1994

Murray State University High School Teacher of the Year, Honorable Mention 1998

Kentucky's Department of Education's 2008 Kentucky High School School Teacher of the Year

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