Veteran middle school teacher Mallory Carlisle is honored for teaching excellence. The Program for Research and Evaluation for Public Schools (PREPS), headquartered at William Carey University, has selected Carlisle as its 2022 Mississippi Rural Teacher of the Year for Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District.
Carlisle is a National Board Certified teacher with 22 years of teaching experience in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District. She currently teaches history at Partnership Middle School. She has spent her entire career in the middle school classroom.
As a teacher in Mississippi who grew up in Mississippi, Carlisle knows the state's rich history. From historical landmarks, battlefields, port cities, agriculture, river systems, and other natural resources, Carlisle uses those connections to bring history to life for students to increase understanding. As she teaches history standards, Carlisle also teaches her students how to grow and become productive citizens of the community based on lessons learned through history content and civic education.
PREPS introduced the rural teacher award in 2021 to celebrate educators in smaller schools and communities.
Carlisle will compete for the overall award for Mississippi Rural Teacher of the Year which will be announced in February.