U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) welcomed to his U.S. Capitol office, Tonya Moreland, the 2018 Kentucky Mother of the Year. She received the acclamation from American Mothers, Inc., a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers and children in the United States and around the world.
Moreland and her husband David have two daughters and live in Corbin, Kentucky. In addition to homeschooling her children, Moreland is a published author of children’s books. She earned her undergraduate degree in Special Education from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s in Elementary Education from the University of the Cumberlands.
Senator McConnell said, “In advance of Mother’s Day, I appreciated the opportunity to personally congratulate Tonya Moreland for being honored as the Kentucky Mother of the Year. This recognition speaks to her love of family and community and her desire to teach others about service and self-respect.”
Moreland said, “Meeting with Senator McConnell was a highlight of my time at the American Mothers mother of the year convention. I was received by the Senator and his staff with wonderful southern hospitality. I was very pleased to hear of Senator McConnell’s efforts tocombat human trafficking and international parental child abduction and look forward to hearing of further work to help such victims.”
As Kentucky Mother of the Year, Moreland serves as an ambassador for mothers across the country and was recognized during the American Mothers, Inc. annual national conference in Washington, D.C. last month.