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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

MCPSS Outstanding Teachers of the Year

Posted by Comm. Dept. in Communications  |  Comments (42)

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.   2009 Outstanding Teachers of the Year

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  
Dr. Johnson Haynes, Jr.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, but don't quit" for the future of every student is dependent upon their willingness to speak and teach hope into their lives.   Dr. Roy Nichols and Lewis CopelandCarolyn 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 Mary Ann Napper and her childrento 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 -  2009 Torchbearer School PrincipalsBooth 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 CST

1. Mrs. houston said...

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 CST

2. Mandi Hodge Leonhardt said...

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 CST

3. Donna Ryan said...

Congratulations Elizabeth Konecni from everyone at Kate Shepard!! You make us proud!

5/14/2009 1:53:04 PM CST

4. Swanee Terry said...

Congratulations Rhonda Richburg!!! I am so proud of you!

5/14/2009 1:05:16 PM CST

5. Marin said...

Way  to go Terry Janes! Super job Mr. Mutchnick!  Congratulations on a job well done!!!

5/14/2009 7:17:14 AM CST

6. Clarence Hamilton said...

Kerra! Congratulations!

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 CST

7. DAire Lewis said...

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 CST

8. Robin Sewell said...

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 CST

9. Cathy Z. said...

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 CST

10. Sheilah Casper said...

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 CST

11. Ralph E. Howard, Sr. said... 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 CST

12. Sharon Davis said...

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 CST

13. Beth said...

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 CST

14. Douglas said...

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 CST

15. Stephen Murphy said...

Way to go Mrs. Williams for being so loyal and dedicated at Holloway Elementary School.

5/11/2009 9:01:31 AM CST

16. Ramona Savell said...

You deserve it!  Your mama is proud!

5/11/2009 7:50:04 AM CST

17. Cathy said...

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 CST

18. Rakesia said...

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 CST

19. Julie Fox said...

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 CST

20. Julie Williams said...

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 CST

21. Lisa Shoemaker and Tanya Otis said...

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 CST

22. Alandra Randelson said...

Congrats! C. Matthews of Hamilton Elementary you deserve it. Keep up the good work.

5/8/2009 12:16:03 PM CST

23. Shannon Everett said...

Congratulations Glen!

We are so proud of you at Clark . . . you are an amazing teacher and friend!

5/8/2009 11:16:10 AM CST

24. Toni Fechter said...

Congratulations Rhonda Richburg!!!  You are a wonderful teacher and friend!

5/8/2009 10:06:31 AM CST

25. Eulanda Wilson said...

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 CST

26. Tracey Malinauskas said...

Way to go Rhonda Richburg O'Rourke Elementary's Teacher of the Year.  You are awesome!!

5/8/2009 12:23:32 AM CST

27. Annette Johnson said...

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 CST

28. Rick Kelly said...

Congrats Glenn,

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 CST

29. Diane Bostwick said...

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 CST

30. K. Taylor said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!  Vicki Turner, Teacher of the Year at Wilmer.  We are very proud of you.

5/7/2009 1:21:53 PM CST

31. Jeff Pippin said...

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 CST

32. Jackie Autry said...

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 CST

33. Koniea said...






5/7/2009 11:19:21 AM CST

34. M. Parker said...

Congratulations, Ms. Etsekhume! Mary Weeks Burroughs Elementary School is extremely proud of you!

5/7/2009 10:49:23 AM CST

35. Debbie Turner said...

Congratulations Kerra Middleton!! You are such a wonderful teacher and media specialist.  You definitely deserve this honor.

5/7/2009 10:14:05 AM CST

36. Susie Layton said...

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 CST

37. Gloria Davis said...

Congratulations Mr. Larson; Pillans Teacher of the Year!  Keep up the good work.

5/7/2009 9:38:08 AM CST

38. Katina Horton said...

Congratulations Mr. Lewis, you've made Science fun and interesting for your students!

5/7/2009 8:29:35 AM CST

39. Regan Blackwell said...

Congradulations Mom!! Castlen Elementary's Teacher of the Year!! You are an AWESOME teacher and I love you!!

5/7/2009 7:38:48 AM CST

40. susan williams said...

 Congratulations to Junelle Reid you are number one to us at The Pearl !

5/7/2009 7:32:12 AM CST

41. Debbie Eddins said...

Congratulations to Nicole Landry, Grand Bay Middle School's Teacher of the Year!!!!  Great Job!!!!

5/6/2009 1:28:26 PM CST

42. Toni Fechter said...

Congratulations to Chuck Lewis, Causey Middle School's Teacher of the Year!!!!

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