Clinton City Schools has chosen their Jack and Kitty Morrisey Teachers of the Year for 2016-17.
A team of three judges went into each of the schools and the nominees’ classrooms to decide who would be chosen to represent their individual school within Clinton City Schools.
Teachers of the Year selected were: Sandra Cannady, L.C. Kerr School; Sharnee’ White, Butler Avenue; Amy Spell, Sunset Avenue; Juandalynn Ray, Sampson Middle; and Alvin Antonio, Clinton High. Each of the selected school representatives will receive $2,000 for personal utilization and $500 for their classrooms from the Jack and Kitty Morrisey Fund.
According to Faith Jackson, community liaison for CCS, the nominees went through an interview and observation by the panel of judges during a recent visit into each of the schools. Prior to that visitation, the judges examined the individual portfolios created by the nominees containing their teaching philosophies, goals, community involvements and personal backgrounds.
Teachers will be competing for $3,500 and the Clinton City Schools Jack and Kitty Morrisey 2016-17 Teacher of the Year, which will be announced on June 8 at the Year End Assembly.
Dr. Stuart Blount, superintendent of Clinton City Schools, praised “above and beyond teachers” in the city school system.
“On behalf of our entire school community, I would like to congratulate our Teacher of the Year winners from each of the schools,” said Blount. “We appreciate all that are involved in the process and appreciate the work being done daily in each of our classrooms. Again, congratulations to those nominated and for those selected to represent their schools, our district and our community.”