Semifinalists named for 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Ten outstanding teachers from across the state – four elementary, three middle and three high school – are semifinalists for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline Inc. announced on Aug. 2.

By |2021-08-02T15:53:52-04:00August 2, 2021|

24 Kentucky Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award winners named for 2022

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2022 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). These teachers qualify to compete for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in September.

By |2021-07-08T16:41:32-04:00July 8, 2021|

2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year launches Teachers Passing Notes project

Donnie Piercey’s life has been so consumed with helping his students survive COVID-era learning that he has had little time to think about much else. With the school year ending and a new opportunity on the horizon with the Kentucky Department of Education, he now has the chance to focus on his Teachers Passing Notes project.

By |2021-06-02T09:47:02-04:00June 2, 2021|

Fayette County’s Donnie Piercey named 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Donnie Piercey, a 5th-grade teacher at Stonewall Elementary School (Fayette County), has been named 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year and Elementary Teacher of the Year. Piercey, a 38-year-old Lexington resident, is using technology to help his school stay in touch with parents and students during remote learning.

By |2020-10-22T11:14:12-04:00October 22, 2020|

Semifinalists named for 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Nine outstanding teachers from across the state – three elementary, three middle and four high school– are semifinalists for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline Inc. announced on Sept. 1.

By |2020-10-21T10:36:49-04:00September 1, 2020|

Dear Kentucky teachers, you’re doing a great job

In honor of the 2020 National Teacher Appreciation Week, Kentucky Teacher of the Year Erin Ball sends an open letter to all of the Commonwealth's educators to thank them for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By |2020-05-01T10:11:34-04:00May 1, 2020|
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