Mississippi Administrator and Teacher of the Year Awards Program

2019-2020 MS Teacher of the Year Application
2019-2020 MS Administrator of the Year Application

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 2020 Mississippi Administrator of the Year Nomination Guidelines and Application and the 2020 Mississippi Teacher of the Year Nomination Guidelines and ApplicationThe application is also available online at: https://www.mdek12.org/OTL/OTC/recognition.

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 10, 2020Each 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 and guidelines. Suggestions for local programs have also been included in the applications.

The Mississippi Teacher of the Year (MTOY) will have additional duties throughout the year.  By signing and submitting an entry, each superintendent agrees to the following:

  1. To release the educator to make official appearances if he/she is selected as the Mississippi Teacher of the Year, and
  2. 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.

Submit the complete application packet via postal mail to:
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 2020 Mississippi Administrator and Teacher of the Year Awards Program.

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Sandra Hilliard via email at shilliard@mdek12.org 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.

Kind regards,

Cory Murphy, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Office of Teaching and Leading