Greetings District Superintendents,
I hope this correspondence finds you well and safe at the start of the new year. The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is excited to honor and celebrate outstanding administrators, teachers, and parents during the annual Mississippi Administrator and Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony. Each school district is encouraged to nominate a District Administrator of the Year (DAOY), District Teacher of the Year (DTOY), and District Parent of the Year (DPOY).
Please allow this to serve as a reminder that the deadline for submitting school district nominee applications for Mississippi Administrator of the Year, Mississippi Teacher of the Year, and Mississippi Parent of the Year is by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2021. The application entries must be postmarked and mailed to MDE Office of Teaching and Leading via the address below by the aforementioned date. Each school district should nominate one administrator, one teacher, and one parent. The procedure used to select the DAOY, DTOY, and DPOY is determined by the local school district.
Attached are the:
- 2021 Mississippi Administrator of the Year Nomination Guidelines and Application
- 2021 Mississippi Teacher of the Year Nomination Guidelines and Application, and
- 2021 Mississippi Parent of the Year Nomination Guidelines and Application.
The applications are also available online at: https://www.mdek12.org/OTL/OTC/recognition.
Submit the complete application packet via postal mail using the following address:
Mississippi Department of Education
Office of Teaching and Leading
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0771
Thank you for your participation in the selection process and support of the 2021 Mississippi Administrator and Teacher of the Year Awards Program and the 2021 Mississippi Parent of the Year Program.
Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Sandra Hilliard via email at email@example.com or telephone at 601-359-3631. We look forward to receiving your entries and appreciate the opportunity to partner with you in this celebration of excellence.