Local teacher named Mississippi Teacher of the Year

A north Mississippi teacher has been named the 2019 Mississippi Teacher of the Year.

Posted: Mar 29, 2019 2:50 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – A north Mississippi teacher has been named the 2019 Mississippi Teacher of the Year.

Hannah Gadd is a choir director and music appreciation teacher at Lafayette High School.

She will receive a $5,000 stipend and will represent Mississippi in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

RELATED: Local educators named finalists for state's top awards

Gadd will travel to the nation’s capital to meet President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

She will participate in a Rose Garden recognition ceremony at the White House.

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