Teacher of the Year Chooses Sobriety

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Jessica Dueñas is the 2019 Kentucky State Teacher of the Year.

In this conversation, she opens up about how teaching sometimes left her feeling empty, shares a very dark period of heavy alcohol abuse when her partner, Ian, died from an overdose, and talks about getting help and living a sober life.

While most people may admire Jessica for her teaching accolade, I look up to her because she is courageous enough to speak her truth and share her recovery journey with the world.

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