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MPSD Teacher with Perfect Attendance for two years in a row pictured left to right – (front row) Nell Barron, Rhonda Burrage, Holli Cobb, LaNelle Griffith, and Patti Walker; (back row) MPSD Superintendent Dr. Alvin Taylor, Shirley Silliaman, Kimberly Coley, Louis Sutton, Nicole Worthy, and Tony Tadlock. Not pictured: Jonathan Brown

The Meridian Public School District recently recognized 11 teachers for perfect attendance during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years.

“These teachers are modeling for our students what strong work ethic and commitment to responsibility look like,” said MPSD Superintendent Dr. Alvin Taylor.

In addition to special recognition at the most recent meeting of the MPSD Board of Trustees, the perfect attendance teachers will receive a monetary incentive through job embedded professional development. MPSD is the only district in the state of Mississippi that hosts a monetary incentive program for high performing teachers and administrators. This incentive program is made possible through job embedded professional development and is funded by the school district, MPSD Federal Programs, and The Phil Hardin Foundation.

“These teachers have come to school each and every day for two years in a row; therefore, for two years, their students have received a high quality education from a certified teacher every single day. That is outstanding,” Dr. Taylor added.

The MPSD teachers with perfect attendance during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years are as follows:

Nell Barron, West Hills

Jonathan Brown, Northwest

Rhonda Burrage, Magnolia

Holli Cobb, Meridian High

Kimberly Coley, Meridian High

LaNelle Griffith, Poplar Springs

Shirley Silliaman, Meridian High

Louis Sutton, Meridian High

Tony Tadlock, Meridian High

Patti Walker, Meridian High

Teresa Nicole Worthy, Meridian High

A special thank you to these teachers for their outstanding dedication to the students of Meridian!


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