2014 Teacher of the Year

As we begin the 2014-2015 school year, I would like to remind educators of Woodrow Wilson’s words that we “are not here merely to make a living but to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.” We are individuals who “enrich the world” daily. This school year, I challenge you to embrace Wilson’s words and continue to enrich the world daily by encouraging your students and your colleagues to be their best selves every day.  Remember that students are certainly our most important investments because the more we pour into our students, the greater rewards we will reap from their success.  As we embrace and implement Common Core, I challenge educators to create a classroom environment that engages students and puts them in the driver’s seat to become agents of their own learning. Ignite curiosity within your students not only to gain knowledge but to explore the unknown, to understand the difficult, and to accept the impossible. Mississippi educators, let’s continue to place our students in positions to succeed and have an exciting and successful school year.


Best Wishes,

Mary Margarett King

Mississippi Teachers of the Year

Year

Name

School/District at time of selection

1979

Earnestine Madison

Vicksburg High School, Vicksburg

1980

Imogene Thompson

Meridian School District, Meridian

1981

JoAnne Reid

Weir Attendance Center, Weir

1982

Tommy Williams

Wingfield High School, Jackson

1983

Martha H. Morrow

Columbia Primary School, Columbia

1984

Bess Moffatt

Pascagoula High School, Pascagoula

1985

Carol Madden

Wingfield High School, Jackson

1986

Zelma Conerly

Lawhon Jr. High School, Tupelo

1987

Edward Wong

Vicksburg High School, Vicksburg

1989

Nelle DeLoach Elam

Starkville High School, Starkville

1990

J. P. Luby

Holly Bluff Line School, Holly Bluff

1991

Mary L. Davidson

MS School for Mathematics and Science, Columbus

1992

Betty Whitlock

Clinton High School, Clinton

1993

Lois Eve Rodgers

Hattiesburg High School, Hattiesburg

1994

Carolyn Cadney

Biloxi High School, Biloxi

1995

Sheba Brown

Jeff Davis Elementary School, Biloxi

1996

Julie A. Ferris

Webster Elementary School, Yazoo City

1997

Martha Hutson

Sumner Hill High School, Clinton

1998

Tina Scholtes

Sudduth Elementary School, Starkville

1999

Mary Beth Boyer-Black

Amory High School, Amory

2000

Jackie Parker

Tupelo Middle School, Tupelo

2001

Renee Moore

Broad Street High School, Shelby 

2002

Dr. Paul Cuicchi

Starkville High School, Starkville

2003

Andrew Lark

Starkville High School, Starkville

2004

Dr. Christina Daniels

Picayune Center for Alternative Education, Picayune

2005

Betty Belinda Hopkins

Saltillo Elementary, Lee County

2006

Lee James

Choctaw County Career and Technology Center, Choctaw County

2007

Cheryl Beene

Center Hill High School, DeSoto County

2008

Chantelle Herchenhahn

Forest High School, Forest Municipal

2009

Stacey Donaldson

Murrah High School, Jackson Public

2010

Brad A. Shonk

Groenflo Elementary School, Biloxi Public

2011

Birdette Hughey

Greenwood High School, Greenwood Public

   2012

Stacey Todd

Oak Grove High School, Lamar County School District
   2013  Joshua Lindsey
Hancock High School, Hancock County Schools

   2014  Mary Margarett King

New Albany High School, New Albany Schools
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