Lexington educator named 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An educator at a Lexington elementary school has been named the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Kentucky Department of Education announced Thursday that Donnie Piercey won the award. Piercey is a fifth grade teacher at Stonewall Elementary. He also was named Kentucky’s elementary school teacher of the year and will receive $10,000. Piercey was among nine educators named earlier this year as semifinalists for the award. He was chosen following an interview and a review of a classroom lesson.