Fayette County Public Schools announced their 2022-23 District Teachers of the Year at a special ceremony on May 16th. Congratulations to Hallie Piatt of Wellington Elementary and José Fedriani-Costa of Bryan Station Middle!

Piatt began teaching in 2014 after initially working in the banking industry. “I had always wanted to be a teacher,” said Piatt. “I love learning, and I love people. Building relationships is the best part of it. I just love seeing kids grow,” she said.

Fedriani-Costa joined FCPS five years ago after beginning his teaching career in Europe. “Education is a tool for our future. Every youngster deserves a chance to realize their potential, and education is the way for them to get the future they desire,” he said.



Jennifer “Jenny” McCall, a middle school science teacher from Winburn Middle School in Lexington, is among ten teachers from eight states who have been selected to participate in the prestigious National STEM Scholar Program, a unique professional development program providing advanced STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) training, national network building and project support for middle school science teachers nationwide.

This article appears on page 10 of the June 2023 issue of HJ. To subscribe to our digital  edition, click here.