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2021 Mississippi Administrator of the Year (MAOY) and 2021 Mississippi Teacher of the Year (MTOY)

Awards to Mississippi K-12 Educators
for Outstanding Contributions to the Field

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Funding Source:

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Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) - Office of Teaching and Leading

Deadline Date:

01/29/21 5:00 PM Postmarked

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Awards of $5,000 to Mississippi educators for outstanding contributions to the field of K-12 education. The purpose of this program is to acknowledge exemplary administrators and teachers. In addition to funds, award recipients will receive statewide recognition as well as professional opportunities, including a tuition waiver from William Carey University for an advanced education degree.

Mississippi Administrator of the Year (AOY)

The Mississippi Administrator of the Year Program (MAOY) recognizes outstanding administrators who have succeeded in leading high-quality learning opportunities for students and as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession.  It is the vision of the MAOY program to elevate student success and strengthen the teaching profession by honoring, promoting excellence, and celebrating effective leaders who guide the school for better teaching and learning.  

The Mississippi Administrator of the Year candidate should have superior ability in: 

  • Shaping the vision of academic success and showing exceptional gains in student learning 
  • Motivating and cultivating leadership in teachers and all members of the school
  • Implementing innovative programs
  • Creating a positive school culture
  • Possess leadership capabilities and, 
  • Active member of the community

The 2021 Mississippi Administrator of the Year (MAOY) represents all the outstanding leaders and administrators in Mississippi.  The MAOY serves as an ambassador for the teaching and leading profession, as well as a spokesperson for leaders and administrators. 

Mississippi Teacher of the Year

The purpose of the Mississippi Teacher of the Year Program (MTOY) is to recognize the outstanding performance by teachers at the district, state, and national level.  Effective classroom teachers are the backbone and heroes in creating a world class educational system that gives students the knowledge and skills to be successful.  It is the vision of the MTOY program to elevate student success by honoring, celebrating, and promoting excellence to strengthen the teaching profession.

The Mississippi State Teacher of the Year candidate should have respect and admiration of their colleagues and:

  • Is an expert in their field who guides students of all backgrounds and ability to achieve excellence
  • Collaborates with colleagues, students, and families to create a school culture of respect and success
  • Connects the classroom and key stakeholders to foster a strong community at large
  • Demonstrate leadership and innovation in and outside the classroom walls that embodies lifelong learning and
  • Express themselves in an engaging and articulate way.

The Mississippi Teacher of the Year will serve as an ambassador for the teaching profession by speaking to civic and professional organizations, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, conduct professional development and, assist with recruitment and retention of educators.

As the Mississippi State Teacher of the Year, the selected teacher will have the opportunity to apply for the National Teacher of the Year (NTOY).

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GrantWatch ID#: 179095

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The 2021 Mississippi Administrator of the Year Program provides the following awards and rewards:
- A $5,000.00 salary supplement from MDE for one year
- Formal statewide recognition ceremony by MDE
- Tuition waiver from William Carey Univerisity for an advanced education degree such as specialist or doctoral degree
- Paid travel expenses (availability of funds) for the duration of MAOY service year(s)
- Opportunities to speak at various conferences, conduct professional development sessions, and serve on various educational and leadership committees
- Serve as a lifelong alumnus with past MAOY recipients.

The 2021 Mississippi Teacher of the Year Program provides the following awards and rewards:
- A $5,000 salary supplement from MDE for one school year
- Formal statewide recognition ceremony by MDE
- Tuition waiver from William Carey University for an advanced education degree such as masters, specialist or doctoral degree
- Classroom Technology Package from SMART Technology
- Paid travel expenses (availability of funds) for the duration of MTOY service year(s)
- Opportunities to speak at various conferences, conduct professional development sessions, and serve on various education and leadership committees
- Serve as a life-long alumnus of past MTOY recipients
- Attend and participate in National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) activities (availability of funds)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Mississippi Administrator of the Year:
The 2021 Mississippi Administrator of the Year must be a certified administrator (K12 standard license) with three (3) years of experience as an administrator and currently serving as an elementary or secondary principal, assistant principal, vocational-technical or alternative school director, who plans to continue their leadership next year.

Mississippi Teacher of the Year:
The 2021 Mississippi Teacher of the Year must be a certified (K-12) teacher and employed full time in a state-accredited public school with three (3) years of teaching experience. The teacher must have plans to continue in an active teaching status the following year.

Pre-Application Information:

Submit applications by January 29, 2021.

For a Program Timeline, see page 6 of the Application documents in Supporting Documents below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:
Mississippi Department of Education
Office of Teaching and Leading
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205

Sandra Hilliard
Educator Effectiveness Program Specialist
shilliard@mdek12.org
601-359-3631

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