The teacher of the year frequently speaks at conferences and teacher events and also conducts workshops and programs. Frick said Pendley will continue to perform those duties as well as work with state officials to develop resources for teachers and students.
Pendley will continue to work at her school as a math instructional coach and reading intervention teacher. She’s also the school’s 4-H Club Advisor.
Under a normal schedule, the state’s 2021 teacher of the year would be announced this month. Frick said some school systems don’t finalize their district-level candidates until the spring and that process was interrupted by the pandemic.
The plan is to select the next award winner in the spring of 2021.