MDE has announced the finalists for the 2019 Administrator of the Year and the 2019 Teacher of the Year. The Mississippi Administrator of the Year program honors an administrator who demonstrates superior ability to inspire teachers, employs exemplary leadership practices and participates as an active member of the community. Likewise, the Mississippi Teacher of the Year program recognizes exemplary teachers in the state. MPE is proud to have three members among the eight finalists. Mississippi’s Teacher of the Year and Administrator of the Year will be announced March 29 at a celebration in Jackson.
2019 Mississippi Teacher of the Year Finalists
Congressional District 1: Hannah Gadd, 6th – 12th grade Choir Director and Music Appreciation teacher, Lafayette High School, Lafayette School District. Hannah joined MPE last year.
Congressional District 2: Monique Cocroft, 3rd – 5th grade English/Language Arts and Social Studies teacher,Moorhead Central School, Sunflower County Consolidated School District
Congressional District 3: Krileshia Boyd, 3rd grade English/Language Arts and Social Studies teacher, Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School, Lauderdale County School District
Congressional District 4: Charlene Stephens, 6th grade Social Studies teacher, Pass Christian Middle School, Pass Christian School District
2019 Mississippi Administrator of the Year Finalists
Congressional District 1: Amy Tate Barnett, Principal, Pierce Street Elementary, Tupelo Public School District. Amy has been a member of MPE since 2014.
Congressional District 2: Valarie Davis, Principal, Rosa Fort High School, Tunica County School District
Congressional District 3: Lee Pambianchi, Principal, Northshore Elementary, Rankin County School District. Lee has been a member of MPE since 2016.
Congressional District 4 Finalist: Mandy Lacy, Principal, DeLisle Elementary School, Pass Christian School District