SOCSD Recognizes Outstanding Employees; Hosts Virtual Awards of Excellence Program

SOCSD Recognizes Outstanding Employees; Hosts Virtual Awards of Excellence Program

The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District hosted a virtual Employee Awards of Excellence celebration to recognize outstanding employees who demonstrate excellence every day.

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.

Non Certified Personnel of the Year
Susan Hurst, Sudduth Elementary School
Amy Doss, Armstrong Middle School
Kyunna Purnell, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Kelly Smith, Starkville High School
Nate Ward, Overstreet Elementary School
Ken Fair, The Learning Center
Derese Brand, Central Office
Stephanie Sherman, Millsaps Career and Technical Center
Sequeena Graves, West Elementary School

Certified Personnel of the Year
Leslie Hunt, Sudduth Elementary School
Erica Thomas, Armstrong Middle School
Rebecca MeCaskey, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Dr. Darein Spann, Starkville High School
Carlton Rhodes, Overstreet Elementary School
Julie Jones, Central Office
Amy Pate, Millsaps Career and Technical Center
Stephanie Montgomery, West Elementary School

New Teacher of the Year
Skyler Buford, Sudduth Elementary School
Shanika Parker, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Claritha Hill, Armstrong Middle School
Zachary Bettinger, Starkville High School
Somone Jackson, Overstreet Elementary School
Evinn Watson, The Learning Center
Kelvin Stanfield, Millsaps Career and Technical Center
Kathryn Knippers, West Elementary School
Kelsey Johnson, Emerson Family School

Teacher of the Year
Brooke Corban, Sudduth Elementary School
Karis Hicks, Sudduth Elementary School
Tonya Barnes, Armstrong Middle School
Jan Houston, Armstrong Middle School
Adrienne Minor, Armstrong Middle School
Joy Day, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Danah Roberts, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Meaghan Johnson, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Nikki Buss, Starkville High School
Janna Paes, Starkville High School
Cynthia Thomas, Starkville High School
Tanya Vanderford, Starkville High School
Emily Dill, Overstreet Elementary School
Steve Griffin, The Learning Center
Jameica Arnold, Millsaps Career and Technical Center
Hannah Williston, West Elementary School
Amanda Dean, Emerson Family School

The Starkville Oktibbeha School District celebrates and congratulates all of our nominees in the Awards of Excellence program. 

To view our virtual celebration, go to www.facebook.com/StarkvilleSD

Our Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, and Parent of the Year for the District will be announced in August.