Interview with Elaine Farris, August 21, 2009

Project: History of Education in Kentucky: General Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Elaine Farris (b. 1955 - ) talks about her childhood in the segregated schools of Winchester, Kentucky; a teacher who inspired her; how race affected her outlook; being bossy; her faith; her family; her work before teaching; the Distinguished Educator program; the Kentucky Minority Superintendent Intern Program; Fayette County Schools; Shelby County Schools; Clark County Schools; dealing with racism; and what it takes to close achievement gaps.

Interview Accession

2016oh558_ed158

Interviewee Name

Elaine Farris

Interviewer Name

Richard Day

Interview Date

2009-08-21

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Farris, Elaine Interview by Richard Day. 21 Aug. 2009. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Farris, E. (2009, August 21). Interview by R. Day. History of Education in Kentucky: General Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Farris, Elaine, interview by Richard Day. August 21, 2009, History of Education in Kentucky: General Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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