Pierce has been a classroom teacher for a total of 23 years, with 15 years at Jones. He has taught grades three and four, but for the past several years he has taught fifth grade. A passionate and dedicated teacher, Jones holds high expectations for his students that are reflected in their test scores year after year.
"Mr. Pierce works tirelessly to build a strong learning community in his classroom where students learn to be responsible, respectful, and to take initiative," said Principal Rita Powell.
A panel of station and sponsor representatives read through all of the nominations and select 12 teachers each year to recognize. The program has been honoring teachers since 2001.
Pierce received a beautiful glass trophy, a $100 Gift Card from GTM Stores, a gift certificate for office supplies, and his entire class will enjoy a lunch party courtesy of Wendy's! At the conclusion of the school year, teachers, classes, and families of this year’s Teachers Are Heroes Award will gather for a complimentary fun day at LEGOLAND® California which includes a private presentation ceremony.
For more information, go to the program website.