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Donnie Piercey named 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year during first virtual ceremony in program history

Donnie Piercey, a fifth-grade teacher at Stonewall Elementary School in Fayette County, is the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year and Elementary Teacher of the Year. “I’m never someone who cries. Now I’ve got tears here,” Piercey said from his home during the virtual presentation. “I don’t know what to say. My kids are cheering for me downstairs right now.” Piercey said he has had many...

Engaging Reading: ‘Graphic novels’ give teachers valuable tool to reach students

Lafayette High School teacher Holly Wooten discusses using proper terms with a graphic novels – just as you would any other literary device. She and other educators were attending the Let’s TALK conference in Louisville recently. (Photo by Amy Wallot)   By Brenna R. Kelly Special to KyForward   The first time Holly Wooten picked up a graphic novel, the Lafayette High School English...

Engaging Reading: 'Graphic novels' give teachers valuable tool to reach students

Lafayette High School teacher Holly Wooten discusses using proper terms with a graphic novels – just as you would any other literary device. She and other educators were attending the Let’s TALK conference in Louisville recently. (Photo by Amy Wallot)   By Brenna R. Kelly Special to KyForward   The first time Holly Wooten picked up a graphic novel, the Lafayette High School English...