CHEYENNE – Amy Pierson, a fourth grade teacher at Cloud Peak Elementary in Johnson County School District #1, has been named Wyoming’s 2016 Teacher of the Year.
“Mrs. Pierson is a lifelong learner and imparts that on her students everyday,” says Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. “Not only is she connected to her classroom and her school, but she’s also connected to her community. She doesn’t take her role lightly and sets the standard for us all.”
Mrs. Pierson began her career as a kindergarten teacher at Meadowlark Elementary in Buffalo. She has been in her present position teaching third through fifth grade at Cloud Peak Elementary since 2008. Mrs. Pierson is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, serves as a mentor for others, actively seeks out leadership roles on committees and assists in training other teachers. This summer she attended the World Conference for Project Based Learning to lead implementation at her school. She also serves as the vice president of the International Reading Association and is part of the leadership team for Johnson County Education Association.
As the 2016 Wyoming Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Pierson will serve as an education ambassador for the state. Wyoming’s Teacher of the Year automatically becomes the nominee for the National Teacher of the Year Program, which is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers, sponsored by Voya Financial, Inc.