Wilkerson named semifinalist for KY Teacher of the Year

Russell County’s Donnie Wilkerson is one of 10 semifinalists for Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

Wilkerson is also one of four semifinalists for Kentucky Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

Wilkerson, a 5th-grade history/social studies teacher at Jamestown Elementary School, was a semifinalist for the Teacher of the Year Award in 2021.

Wilkerson advanced as a semifinalist based on application scores from the first round of judging, which looks at teaching philosophies, teaching experiences, community involvement and letters of recommendation.

The winners of the awards will be announced next month.



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