TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Twenty-three Tupelo teachers and six assistant teachers were recognized for their hard work and excellence.
The teachers were honored Monday during the Teacher of Distinction Awards annual luncheon.
The program is designed to recognize, reward and support teachers’ work in the school district.
The winning assistant teachers received $500 each and teachers received $1,000 each.
Students, parents, teachers, administrators and others nominate the Teachers of Distinction.
These are 2019's winners:
- Alison Smith - assistant teacher, Early Childhood Education Center
- Andrea Watson - Carver Elementary
- Summer Riles - Joyner Elementary
- Shalisa Adair - assistant teacher, Joyner Elementary
- Toni Noe - assistant teacher, Joyner Elementary
- Ali Ballard - Lawhon Elementary
- Kimberly Burkley - Lawhon Elementary
- Tamlea Ezell - assistant teacher, Lawhon Elementary
- Courtney Wilemon - Lawndale Elementary
- Selina Harris - assistant teacher, Lawndale Elementary
- Roger Newsom - Milam Elementary
- Tereif Osborne - Milam Elementary
- Towana Thomas - assistant teacher, Milam Elementary
- Summer Blinson - Parkway Elementary
- Kathy Bondurant - Parkway Elementary
- Jessica Hall - Parkway Elementary
- Brittany Higgins - Parkway Elementary
- Cathy Enis - Pierce Street Elementary
- Ashley Moton - Pierce Street Elementary
- Lesley Jones - Rankin Elementary
- Lakeisha Bowdry - Thomas Street Elementary
- Sharronda Moore Evans - Thomas Street Elementary
- Eileen Bailey - Tupelo Middle School
- Allana Austin - Tupelo High School
- Teneeshia Boyd - Tupelo High School
- Sharin Chumley - Tupelo High School
- Twyla Crayton - Tupelo High School
- Anna Garner - Tupelo High School
- Charles Wallace - Tupelo High School