Celebrate Excellence; SOCSD to Honor Outstanding Employees and Retirees on May 14

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The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will celebrate the excellent work of our outstanding employees and parents and the careers of our retirees as we honor them during our Awards of Excellence program and reception on May 14.
 
The awards program begins at 5 pm in the auditorium of Greensboro Center with a reception hosted by Starkville Oktibbeha PTO, Starkville Foundation for Public Education, and Starkville Parents for Public Schools immediately following in the mezzanine.
 
Our nominees, selected by their peers at each school, represent a true commitment to excellence.  Each one is dedicated to their students and their colleagues, and their efforts make SOCSD a better place to learn and to work.
 

Teacher of the Year

Julie McKenzie, West Elementary School
Brooke Corban & Christina Reynolds, Sudduth Elementary School
Joy Day, Melissa Misso, Stella Turman, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Deborah Brown, Overstreet Elementary School
Kim Harris, Julan Outlaw, Denesha Howell, Armstrong Middle School
Nikki Buss, Mauriesa Blackwell, Dane Peagler & Sara Fraza, Starkville High School
Jameica Arnold, Millsaps Career and Technology Center
Shalisha Robinson, The Learning Center 

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Anna Ferrell, West Elementary School
Michaela Pitts, Sudduth Elementary School
Adrienne Talton, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Anna Nolan, Overstreet Elementary School
Harley Middleton, Armstrong Middle School
Mary Elizabeth Brandon, Starkville High School
Tammie Tubbs, Millsaps Career and Technology Center
Ricardo Hines, The Learning Center 

 

Certified Personnel of the Year

Stephanie Montgomery, West Elementary School
Leslie Hunt, Sudduth Elementary School
Jennifer Vickers, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Vickie Chatman, Overstreet Elementary School
Kimberly Harrison, Armstrong Middle School
Ginger Tedder, Starkville High School
Amanda Adams, Millsaps Career and Technology Center
Amanda Tullos, Greensboro Center
Ken Fair, The Learning Center 

 

Non Certified Personnel of the Year

Angela Dobbins, West Elementary School
Marilyn Leighton, Sudduth Elementary School
Robin Barnes, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Shay Jackson, Overstreet Elementary School
Kierra Madison, Armstrong Middle School
Kelly Smith, Starkville High School
Stephanie Sherman, Millsaps Career and Technology Center
Cassandra Boyd, Greensboro Center 
Willie Gillespie, The Learning Center 

 

Administrator of the Year 

To Be Announced on May 14

 

Parent of the Year

Jenna Faver, West Elementary School
Ania Dyer, Sudduth Elementary School
Carmen Rodgers, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Tasha Butler, Overstreet Elementary School
Lee Brand, Armstrong Middle School
Angie Forrester, Starkville High School
Angie & Bubba Forrester, Millsaps Career and Technology Center

 

Larry Box Grant Award Winner presented by Starkville Foundation for Public Education
Meaghan Johnson, Henderson Ward Stewart Newspaper

 

Paul Cuicchi Innovative Educator presented by Starkville Foundation for Public Education
TBA

 

Retirees

Annie Higgins, Bus Monitor/Bus Shop, 28 years
Cathy Rodriguez, Accounts Payable Specialist/Greensboro Center, 34 years
Brenda Thomas, HWS Cafeteria, 27 years  (14 years Starkville Oktibbeha School District)
Jewel Smith, SHS Cafeteria Manager, 31 years
LA Clark, AMS Custodian, 10 years
Diane Perry, SHS Custodian, 24 years
Amy Wilbourn, Sudduth Elementary Kindergarten Teacher, 30 years (23 years Starkville Oktibbeha School District)
JW West, Bus Driver, 18 years
Latricia Bishop, Sudduth Elementary Receptionist, 24 years
Mary Ruth Caradine, Sudduth Elementary Counselor, 29 years (15 years Starkville Oktibbeha School District)
Tate Fischer, Starkville High School Science Teacher, 28 years
Debra Gray, Overstreet Elementary Interventionist, 37 years (12 years Starkville Oktibbeha School District)
Janice Jones, Overstreet Elementary ISS Monitor, 30 years
Sharon McMinn, Overstreet Elementary Teacher, 33 years (3 years Starkville Oktibbeha School District)
Elizabeth Mosley, Sudduth Elementary Principal, 42 years (26 years Starkville Oktibbeha School District)
Vera Myles, Starkville High School Math Teacher, 40 years (34 years Starkville Oktibbeha School District)
Sylvia Page, Armstrong Middle School ICT II Teacher, 30 years (17 years Starkville Oktibbeha School District)
Teresa Price, Henderson Ward Stewart Special Education Teacher, 36 years ( 6 years Starkville Oktibbeha School District)
Mildred Smith, Armstrong Middle School and Starkville High School Social Worker, 34 years (26 years Starkville Oktibbeha School District)
Tammie Tollett, Emerson Preschool Office Assistant, 11 years
Diana Wileman Bland, Armstrong Middle School Librarian, 32 years (20 years Starkville Oktibbeha School District)