Semifinalists named for 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Nine educators have been named semifinalists for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award. The Kentucky Department of Education and sponsor Valvoline Inc. said in a statement that a winner will be chosen following an interview and a review of a classroom lesson. Awards will be announced this October in a virtual ceremony. The nine semifinalists are among 24 educators in Kentucky who were named 2021 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award winners. All will receive cash prizes.