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June 22, 2017

Student collecting materials for Humane Society
Sarah Hatton and student Mollianne Crawford load up materials for a Humane Society drive at Auburn Elementary School.

WILMORE, Ky. — Sarah Hatton ’17, a graduate student in Asbury’s School of Education, is committed to becoming the best school administrator she can be — and state education leaders have noticed. Hatton was recently awarded the Tomorrow’s Leader Scholar award —  including a tuition scholarship for two summer courses, textbook reimbursement and travel stipend — awarded by the Kentucky Association for School Administrators and curriculum associates.

Hatton is passionate about improving schools through administrative leadership. That’s why she chose to pursue principal licensure at Asbury — it’s one of just a few institutions in Kentucky that offer Option 6, an alternative certification option, for school administration programs. Through Option 6, Hatton was able to begin working as an assistant principal while pursuing principal licensure. 

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Hatton will complete her Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Fall 2017. In addition to her Ed.S. degree (which includes dual principal and instructional supervisor licensure), she will also complete her Level II Director of Pupil Personnel certification. Throughout her experience, Hatton says Asbury has equipped her to make a difference.

“The program stays current on what’s going on in education — best theories and best practices,” Hatton said. “A lot of material from the books I’ve read at Asbury, and things we’re doing in the program, are immediately applicable to what’s going on in my school.” 

Hatton has also appreciated the personal attention Asbury professors give — both in terms of academics and in building relationships. 

“Asbury’s program is very personable,” Hatton said. “I really feel like my professors know me and care about me. Asbury professors work hard to develop that relationship with their students.”

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