The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is excited to honor and celebrate outstanding administrators and teachers during the annual Mississippi Administrator and Teacher of the Year Awards Program. Each school district is encouraged to nominate a District Administrator of the Year (DAOY) and District Teacher of the Year (DTOY). Attached are the 2019 Mississippi Administrator of the Year Nomination Guidelines and Application and the 2019 Mississippi Teacher of the Year Nomination Guidelines and Application.
The deadline for submitting school district nominee applications for Mississippi Administrator of the Year and Mississippi Teacher of the Year is 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2019. Each school district should nominate one administrator and one teacher. The procedure used to select the DAOY and DTOY is determined by the school district.
The program’s rules are outlined in the official applications. Suggestions for local programs have also been included in the applications.
The Mississippi Teacher of the Year will have additional duties throughout the year. By signing and submitting an entry, each superintendent agrees to the following:
- To release the educator to make official appearances if he/she is selected as the Mississippi Teacher of the Year, and
- To allow the DTOY to participate in future events sponsored by the Office of Teaching and Leading and agree to provide a substitute teacher on these occasions.
Thank you for your assistance and support of the 2019 Mississippi Administrator and Teacher of the Year Awards Program. Should you have any questions, please contact the Office Teaching and Leading at 601-359-3631 or Sandra Hilliard at firstname.lastname@example.org