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.