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February Teachers of the Month - Melanie Jackson & Jessica Killen

Congratulations to Melanie Jackson, T.J. Harris Lower Elementary, and Jessica Killen, T.J. Harris Upper Elementary, who were honored recently with a surprise classroom visit, flowers, and $25 gift card.

 
Pictured left to right: Dr. Amy Carter, MPSD Assistant Superintendent; Melanie Jackson, T.J. Harris Lower Elementary School first grade teacher and Teacher of the Month; Shevondra Clayton, T.J. Harris Lower Elementary School Lead Teacher; and Kelvin McGruder, City of Meridian Parks and Recreation Director. 

T.J. Harris Lower Elementary School – Melanie Jackson

Melanie Jackson is a first grade teacher who motivates, encourages, and supports students throughout the learning process. Since she understands the influence parents have on their child's education, she collaborates with parents to ensure the success of all of the children. She also is a team leader who is always ready to share effective teaching strategies and innovative ideas with all teachers.

 
Pictured left to right: Dr. Amy Carter, MPSD Assistant Superintendent; Shannon Miller, T.J. Harris Upper Elementary School Principal; Jessica Killen, T.J. Harris Upper Elementary School SPED Teacher and Teacher of the Month; and Kelvin McGruder, City of Meridian Parks and Recreation Director. 

T.J. Harris Upper Elementary School – Jessica Killen

Jessica Killen is a first year SPED teacher at Harris Upper who has really stepped up to the challenge. She goes above and beyond to encourage her students to reach for the stars. She is extremely patient while explaining well developed lessons that reach the students. Mrs. Killen builds relationships with her students that make them want to learn. She is ready and willing to go above and beyond for not only her assigned students but all the children at Harris Upper.

 

Mayor Percy Bland, Meridian Parks and Recreation Director Kelvin McGruder, and local businesses, Cartoons and Balloons and Nino's Daycare, will be recognizing an outstanding teacher or staff member from two MPSD schools a month during the 2015-16 school year.

Congratulations to Ms. Jackson and Mrs. Killen! We are very proud of you!

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