PPS 2021 Oklahoma Teacher of The Year Finalist

Piedmont Teacher Selected as 2021 Oklahoma Teacher of The Year Finalist
Posted on 10/22/2020
Amy Lennertz, Piedmont Intermediate Teacher, Selected as 2021 Oklahoma Teacher of The Year Finalist
Piedmont Teacher Selected as 2021 Oklahoma Teacher of The Year Finalist

Amy Lennertz, 2021 Oklahoma Teacher of The Year Finalist

Piedmont Public Schools congratulates Mrs. Amy Lennertz, 6th Grade Spanish and Theater Arts Teacher at Piedmont Intermediate School, on her selection as one of 12 finalists for the 2021 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year through the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

"Mrs. Lennertz is a hard-working, innovative educator who cares deeply for her students," said Dr. James White, Superintendent of Piedmont Schools. "We are proud that Amy was selected to represent our school district for this monumental honor."

Lennertz was selected as the 2019-2020 District Teacher of the Year. When asked why she chose Piedmont Schools, she shared her love for our school community.

"I love working at Piedmont Schools. I appreciate how our leaders invest in making our school a good place to work," said Mrs. Lennertz. "I appreciate the opportunities for my children to learn and grow in the district. I feel that this is a caring community trying hard to maintain a "family" feel even though we are growing so much."

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Education website, the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Program is coordinated through the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister. The program is in conjunction with the National Teacher of the Year Program sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the ING Foundation. 

The Oklahoma Teacher of the Year serves as Oklahoma Ambassador of Teaching, representing Oklahoma in the national competition by sharing knowledge and resources with fellow educators around the state and encouraging education as a profession. The 2021 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year will be named in February.

For more information regarding the 2021 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, read the press release from the State Department of Education.
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