North Hardin High School educator named 2024 Pathfinder | ECTC

North Hardin High School educator named 2024 Pathfinder

Published on May 13, 2024

KCTCS Pathfinder - Awards to Annette Neblett

During a surprise event at North Hardin High School, college coach Annette Neblett was announced as the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College 2024 High School Teacher/Counselor Pathfinder Award recipient. Established by the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, the Pathfinder Award recognizes high school teachers and counselors for their outstanding efforts in assisting students with their college-going plans.  

“At ECTC, we work with many high school teachers and counselors who go above and beyond to ensure their students are ready to make informed decisions about college and their future careers,” said ECTC President and CEO Dr. Juston Pate. “The Pathfinder Award recognizes their dedication and the positive impact they have on the students they serve.” 

Nominations for the Pathfinder Award were made by KCTCS students, faculty and staff. Winners were selected based on the following criteria: encouraged student(s) to attend a KCTCS college; assisted students in identifying a career and postsecondary path; provided mentorship; and/or maintained contact with students.  

“Ms. Neblett has been an ambassador for the college, helping students understand their options and the opportunities to be had at ECTC,” Pate said. “From being one of the first to leverage our virtual reality career exploration program, to understanding our academic program offerings, to encouraging students, she epitomizes what it means to be a Pathfinder.” 

In addition to Neblett, the Pathfinder Award is given to one teacher or counselor from each of the other 15 KCTCS colleges. Nearly 320 nominations were submitted statewide, representing every KCTCS college.