Peyton Barnhill
Flat Lick Elementary School

Peyton Barnhill of Flat Lick Elementary School was one of three educators honored by the University of Kentucky with the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award. The award recognizes the state’s best educators in history and/or civics.

Mr. Barnhill earned a bachelor’s degree in history from UK in 2020. He teaches fifth and sixth grade social studies at Flat Lick.

“Having this young man as a role model for our students is exactly what we needed at this school,” said principal Jason Cornett. “It is obvious he has a love of learning and the level of commitment necessary to succeed in the workplace and beyond. He has become a great asset to this classroom as well as to his school and community."

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