Local educators named finalists for state's top awards

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Two local women are being honored as some of the state’s best educators.

Posted: Mar 12, 2019 4:48 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Two local women are being honored as some of the state’s best educators.

Amy Tate Barnett, principal at Pierce Street Elementary in Tupelo, has been named a finalist for the Mississippi Department of Education's 2019 Administrator of the Year award.

Hannah Gadd, choir director and teacher at Lafayette High School, is a finalist for the 2019 Teacher of the Year award.

Both represent the 1st Congressional District in their respected categories.

The winner of each award will receive a $5,000 stipend.

The teacher will also represent Mississippi in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

The winners will be announced on March 29 in Jackson.

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