MCPSS Outstanding Teachers of the Year
|A Tribute to Excellence Chandra Scott, MAEF|
|On Tuesday, May 5, the Mobile Area Education Foundation had the privilege of honoring 95 Mobile County Public School teachers as Teacher of the Year. The evening was filled with many joyous moments, especially the moment Renee Dials announced the four Outstanding Teachers of the Year (including two elementary winners because of a tie) along with Superintendent, Dr. Roy Nichols and MAEF Executive Director, Carolyn Akers who presented the awards. |
Outstanding Teachers of the Year
Jennifer Stevens - Baker High School
Glen Mutchnick - Clark School of Math, Science & Technology
Kerra Middleton - Tanner-Williams Elementary School
Terry Janes - E.R. Dickson Elementary School
Nearly 900 attendees including educators and their guests received a message of hope and encouragement from Dr. Johnson Haynes, Jr. (Director, USA Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center and Pulmonary and University of South Alabama Critical Care Medicine Professor), the keynote speaker for the evening and a proud product of public schools. He reminded them that "togetherness increases everyones' success" (T.I.E.S. is a program created by the students and teachers at Westlawn Elementary). He also went on to say he knows "as a teacher, you get tired...rest, but don't quit" for the future of every student is dependent upon their willingness to speak and teach hope into their lives. Carolyn Akers, Director of the Mobile Area Education Foundation (MAEF) had the pleasure of surprising Mr. Lewis Copeland, Principal of Davidson High School with the honor of being selected as the 2009 Principal of Year. Mike Hofto, Board President of MAEF, closed the evening by honoring Mary Ann Napper, Program Director (MAEF) for her dedication over the last decade to the Mobile Area Education Foundation and the Tribute to Excellence Dinner. Mrs. Napper has contributed to the success of many MAEF programs - Partners in Education, At&T Vital Link, Tribute to Excellence and Wouldn't it Be Cool?
Other special recognitions of the evening included acknowledging the six Torchbearer Schools and their principals: Lisa Williams - Booth Elementary School;
Aimee Rainey - Calcedeaver Elementary School;
Terri Tomlinson - Hall Elementary School;
Rosalie Howley - Indian Springs Elementary School;
Iesha Williams - Holloway Elementary School and
Deborah Fletcher - St. Elmo Elementary School as well as the eleven senior high school students who served on the 2008-2009 Superintendent's Advisory Council.
The Mobile Area Education Foundation is a non-profit, local education fund dedicated to creating higher expectations for our public schools and our community.
Comments on "MCPSS Outstanding Teachers of the Year"
5/27/2009 11:42:11 AM
Congratulations to all of this year's selected teachers for being choosen as teacher of the year. I wish you all the best of luck for the years to come. May God continue to bless and keep you.
5/15/2009 11:56:37 AM
Congratulations Junelle Reid for becoming Haskew's Teacher of the Year! Also, Mr. Copeland, hat's off to you....You are truly the best. I can't thank you enough for all you have done for me and my family.
5/15/2009 10:18:16 AM
Congratulations Elizabeth Konecni from everyone at Kate Shepard!! You make us proud!
5/14/2009 1:05:16 PM
Way to go Terry Janes! Super job Mr. Mutchnick! Congratulations on a job well done!!!
5/14/2009 7:17:14 AM
We all know you are a great teacher and wounderful media specialist. You definitely deserve this honor. AIMA and the local board extends the honors you have recieved.
Best wishes, Clarence, AIMA, May 2009, Washington Middle School, Library
5/13/2009 11:13:03 AM
Congratulations to a dedicatedand wonderful teacher Mrs. Maureen Jackson, you made a difference in my life. I love you.
5/13/2009 10:42:26 AM
Congratulations, Nici Lowell for being teacher of the year at J.E. Turner Elementary. Now everyone else knows what we know. You are awesome!!!!
5/13/2009 8:40:26 AM
Congratulations to Vera Lynn Sheets...she is a dedicated teacher and one who provides lifelong joy for our students when she exposes them to so many creative activities...thanks Vera Lynn for all you do for us at PPS!
Congrats to all of the teachers !
5/13/2009 7:56:59 AM
Congratulations to Rhonda Richburg from O'Rourke! You deserve it!
Congrats, Glen! Clark School is blessed to have you! You are an awesome teacher!
5/12/2009 11:19:28 PM
CONGRATULATIONS....to all of you great teachers! The world will little note what we say here about you; but it will never forget what you did here. Again, congratulations, and God's speed!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!,,,to all of these great
5/12/2009 11:03:47 PM
Congratulations, Vicki Turner, Wilmer's Teacher of the Year. We are so proud to have you represent our faculty this year-2009. We are so proud of you!
5/12/2009 3:40:50 PM
Congratulations to Janeice deLange from Indian Springs. You are a fabulous teacher and a wonderful role model for our students. I am so proud of you!!
5/11/2009 3:54:36 PM
Congrats Mrs. Cheryl Gavin (Mom) for being teacher of the year at Williamson High School!! A much deserved award!!!
5/11/2009 3:35:37 PM
Way to go Mrs. Williams for being so loyal and dedicated at Holloway Elementary School.
5/11/2009 7:50:04 AM
Congratulations to Janiece deLange, a wonderful teacher and a good friend. You are the most deserving teacher in our school. Not only are you the reading/writing coach for our school but you are an inspiration to us all.
5/10/2009 4:24:43 PM
Congratulations to my loving father, Mr. Joe L. Brown for being Blount High School's 2008-2009 Teacher of the Year. Way to Go!!!
5/9/2009 12:15:04 AM
Congratulations, Christine Ceballos!! We are so lucky to have your dedication and your expertise at JUST 4 School!
5/8/2009 5:50:54 PM
Congratulations Chuck Lewis and Rhonda Richburg! You made a difference in both of my daughter's lives! They love you and I do too!
5/8/2009 2:39:09 PM
Congratulations to Mrs. Green Maryvale's Teacher of the Year! You deserve it. God always seems to find that ray of hope and the sunshine of an individual so kind as yourself and it shows! We love you!
5/8/2009 1:53:36 PM
Congrats! C. Matthews of Hamilton Elementary you deserve it. Keep up the good work.
5/8/2009 12:16:03 PM
We are so proud of you at Clark . . . you are an amazing teacher and friend!
5/8/2009 10:06:31 AM
Three cheers for Cynthia Roberson Fonvielle's Teacher of the Year!!! You are the greatest. Congrats to Principal I. Williams of Holloway way to go. I am proud to say that the two of you are my friends.
P.S. Principal Williams your future student is proud of you too!
5/8/2009 8:37:04 AM
Way to go Rhonda Richburg O'Rourke Elementary's Teacher of the Year. You are awesome!!
5/8/2009 12:23:32 AM
Congratulations Joel Stevens, Murphy High School's Teacher of the Year! Your efforts reflect through the lives of your students, Job well done to all!
5/7/2009 11:02:00 PM
You are awesome!!! Thanks for being a great friend and a role model for your students. We are extremely fortunate to have you at Clark.
5/7/2009 1:46:59 PM
Jennifer Stevens is an awesome colleague and teacher. She has deserved Teacher of the Year for several years! She makes science interesting, challenging and fun! Way to go Hornets!
5/7/2009 1:37:12 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!! Vicki Turner, Teacher of the Year at Wilmer. We are very proud of you.
5/7/2009 1:21:53 PM
congratulations to my beautiful wife Mrs. Deborah Pippin on getting teacher of the year for Citronelle High School.
5/7/2009 1:15:43 PM
Congratulations Mrs. Melissia Lockett!!!! I'm so proud of you and your accomplishments. Keep up the good work.
5/7/2009 12:00:12 PM
WE LOVE YOU MRS. MIDDLETON..... THANKS FOR GOING BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY FOR OUR CHILDREN... YOUR LOVE FOR THEM SHINES THROUGH.... WE NEED MORE TEACHERS LIKE YOU!!!
KONIEA, ALAN, ALLIE, and JORDAN
5/7/2009 11:19:21 AM
Congratulations, Ms. Etsekhume! Mary Weeks Burroughs Elementary School is extremely proud of you!
5/7/2009 10:49:23 AM
Congratulations Kerra Middleton!! You are such a wonderful teacher and media specialist. You definitely deserve this honor.
5/7/2009 10:14:05 AM
Super congratulations to Mrs. Middleton and Mr. Janes!! I am so proud to have worked with both of you. I must say, it is time for your efforts to be recognized, as you are both phenomenal teachers!!
Much love, Susie
5/7/2009 10:10:20 AM
Congratulations Mr. Larson; Pillans Teacher of the Year! Keep up the good work.
5/7/2009 9:38:08 AM
Congratulations Mr. Lewis, you've made Science fun and interesting for your students!
5/7/2009 8:29:35 AM
Congradulations Mom!! Castlen Elementary's Teacher of the Year!! You are an AWESOME teacher and I love you!!
5/7/2009 7:32:12 AM
Congratulations to Nicole Landry, Grand Bay Middle School's Teacher of the Year!!!! Great Job!!!!
5/6/2009 1:28:26 PM
Congratulations to Chuck Lewis, Causey Middle School's Teacher of the Year!!!!
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