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October Teachers of the Month - Jacob Drury and Kathy Ethridge

Congratulations to Jacob Drury and Kathy Ethridge who were honored as October Teachers of the Month with a surprise classroom visit, $25 gift card, and gift basket/roses.


Pictured left to right: Kim Houston, Meridian City Councilwoman; Dr. Amy Carter, MPSD Superintendent; Jacob Drury, Carver Middle School Teacher of the Month; Dana Bell, Carver Middle School Principal; Kelvin McGruder, City of Meridian Parks and Recreation Director; and Tanyera Patton; Carver Middle School Counselor.

Carver Middle School – Jacob Drury

Mr. Drury teaches eighth grade mathematics and was chosen as Carver Middle School’s “Teacher of the Month” for his outstanding rapport with students and peers. His classroom lessons are engaging and data driven. He goes out of his way to ensure ALL of his students understand math concepts. He employs his students to set goals for academic and behavior improvement. Additionally, Mr. Drury never complains when given a task. He is always willing to lend a hand to help Carver Middle School to “SOAR to Success”.

 

 


Pictured left to right: Deona Fox, Oakland Heights Lead Teacher; Kelvin McGruder, City of Meridian Parks and Recreation Director; Kathy Ethridge, Oakland Heights Elementary School Teacher of the Month; Dr. Amy Carter, MPSD Superintendent; and Meridian Councilwoman Kim Houston.

Oakland Heights Elementary School – Kathy Ethridge

Ms. Ethridge teaches pre-kindergarten at Oakland Heights Elementary School, and she was chosen by her peers as the Teacher of the Month. Ms. Ethridge greets everyone with a smile and a positive word. She works very hard and truly cares about her students. Teaching is Ms. Ethridge’s passion, and she is dedicated to ensuring that all students learn.

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 2016-17 school year.

Congratulations to Jacob Drury and Kathy Ethridge! We are very proud of you!

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