For Immediate Release: April 22, 2014
Mississippi Teacher, Administrator of the Year Will Be Announced Wednesday
WHO: The Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi Teacher Center will announce the 2014 Mississippi Teacher of the Year (MTOY) and the Mississippi Administrator of the Year (MAOY) at an annual luncheon. Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, is scheduled to speak, as well as the 2013 National Teacher of the Year, Jeff Charbonneau.
WHAT: The Teacher Center recognizes outstanding educators from across the state. Each school district selects a District Teacher of the Year and District Administrator of the Year. Following an intensive selection process, four congressional district winners are chosen from district award recipients. Finally, one teacher earns the MTOY recognition and one administrator earns the MAOY recognition.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Marriott Downtown in rooms Windsor I, II and III
WHY: Mississippi's Teacher of the Year receives a one-time $5,000 salary supplement from the Mississippi Department of Education and represents Mississippi in the National Teacher of the Year competition. Mississippi’s Administrator of the Year also receives a $5,000 stipend.
The MTOY and MAOY will be selected from four congressional district finalists. The four congressional district finalists for Administrator of the Year are as follows:
- Margaret Boyd, PhD, Lake Cormorant Elementary, DeSoto County Schools
- Michael Pope, Lovett Elementary School, Clinton Public Schools
- Lisa Seale, Lake Elementary, Scott County Schools
- Michael Lindsey, Gulfport High School, Gulfport School District
The four congressional district finalists for Teacher of the Year are as follows:
- Mary King, New Albany High School, New Albany Schools
- Susan Bender, Jim Hill High School, Jackson Public School District
- Carol Ann Drane, Simpson County Technical Center, Simpson County School District
- Kim Abel, Oak Grove Upper Elementary, Lamar County School District