Kevin Cohea

Educator of the Year Finalist
Don Tyson School of Innovation
Springdale, AK

In his 15th year of teaching public school, Kevin is also a husband, father, actor, and playwright, and he holds his MFA in Playwriting from the University of Arkansas. With a background in alternative education, Kevin was named Teacher of the Year at Main Street Academy in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, for 2016-17. He is currently teaching Theatre at the Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, Arkansas. At present, he is adapting the discography of the pop-punk band The Dollyrots into a new jukebox musical. His next production will be an original adaptation of "The Jungle Book" in April 2022.

Grants Awarded in 2021: NSHSS Educator of the Year Awards

The Educator of the Year Awards are presented annually to exemplary educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life. These awardees model best practices in teaching or administration inside and outside of the classroom, are peer role models, and demonstrate outstanding leadership and excellence in education. Any NSHSS Educator teaching high school has the opportunity to apply.