Donnie Piercey is the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year and teaches fifth grade in Lexington, KY. Donnie specializes in using technology to promote student inquiry, learning, and engagement. Over the past sixteen years of teaching, these interests have given him the chance to represent his students around the world. Donnie was the recipient of a National Geographic Teacher Fellowship to Antarctica, and he also represented Kentucky on the inaugural Nat Geo Teacher Advisory Council. He is a North American lead for the Google Earth Education Experts Network, and was the first teacher in Kentucky to become both a Google Certified Innovator and a Google Certified Trainer. Donnie has been invited to keynote and present at schools in 33 states and on four continents.
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