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Congratulations to Ombudsman's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Van Laurant, III! Laurant has been teaching for 12 years. He is a certified math teacher but serves students in all content areas to help them pass their regular setting classes.

Why do I teach?

As a black male, I fervently believe that an education can be transformational for the lives of our children. Because of this, I'm happy to have been given the opportunity to serve as a change agent in the lives of our children.

On a more personal level, I believe that happiness comes from filling one's life with daily activities that we consider worthwhile and desirable.

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Congratulations to Fallin Career and Technology Center's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Gretchen Thornton! Thornton has been teaching 11 years. Currently, she teaches early childhood education.

Why do I teach?

Look, listen, learn and love are the reasons why, "I Love to Teach!" I look at each student and see a future doctor, welder, or the next President of the United States. I listen to the knowledge my students share in the classroom. I learn about new teaching strategies that will help children achieve their best. I love the learning interaction between the teacher and each student. My motto with my students is "Look, Listen, Learn and Love each other."

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Congratulations to Natchez Early College @Co-Lin's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year LaToya Fleming! Fleming has been teaching for 11 years. Currently, she teaches English II and III.

Why do I teach?

I teach because teaching is a passion, and anything you're passionate about is in fact your purpose. Everyday I walk into my classroom and see my students willing and ready to learn, I am reassured that I am doing what God has called me to do...TEACH. This job has many benefits; you may not see them immediately, but you understand them by and by.

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Congratulations to Natchez High School's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Tracy Fleming! Fleming has been teaching 10 years. Currently, she teaches U.S. History.

Why do I teach?

My desire to teach started after I began to work in NASD in October of 1995 (as a teacher assistant). My aspirations to teach comes from my experience as an undergraduate and from a love of learning. One major reason that I chose to teach is due to coming in contact with students who wanted to succeed academically but encountered difficulties. This experience encouraged me to set high expectations for myself as an educator which led to me encouraging students to set high expectations for themselves.

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Congratulations to Natchez Freshman Academy's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Chameiko Miller! Miller has been teaching 9 years. Currently, she teaches English I and II.

Why do I teach?

Harriet Tubman once said, “Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the World.” Teaching is the avenue in which I passionately aim to do just that. I teach children with great anticipation that I will reach them, and they will, one day, change the World.

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Congratulations to Morgantown Middle School's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Wanlia Williams! Williams has been teaching 6 years. Currently, she teaches sixth-grade science.

Why do I teach?

I teach to help ensure that our future will be great. I teach to help our children prepare for the ever-changing world around them. I teach to share my life experiences to help them develop road maps, goals, and fulfill their vision for a successful career and life.

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Congratulations to Robert Lewis Magnet School's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Toni Washington! Washington has been teaching 10 years. Currently, she teaches 8th-grade science and Biology I.

Why do I teach?

A teacher has the direct opportunity to make a difference to change the future. I have been told that I am an idealist. I want the best for everyone. I will set high goals as a teacher and do my best to show each and every student that these goals are within their reach. I will expect every one of my students to want to learn and more importantly to understand. I want my students to fight over the seats in the front row as if they were attending a concert, not middle school. I want to make my students wonder; make them question; make them think critically; make them write; make them Read, Read, Read.

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Congratulations to Frazier Elementary's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Zelda Argue! Argue has been teaching 23.52 years. Currently, she teaches English-Language Arts and social studies.

Why do I teach?

I never dreamed of doing it. It's truly a calling, and I wouldn't take anything for the journey or experience I've had. I make a difference and leave an imprint on the world daily. It's evolving, and I am involved in the process. I love to see the light bulb go off when a concept has been understood. I am a change maker!

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Congratulations to McLaurin Elementary's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Ethel Scott! Scott has been teaching 23 years. Currently, she teaches first grade.

Why do I teach?

I teach because I believe that it is my calling to influence and
inspire young minds to learn. Each year, I am afforded the opportunity to instill the same love of learning that I have by engaging students in fun and exciting activities that result in wide-eyed enthusiasm and bright smiles as they grasp new concepts. I sincerely believe that each grade that I have taught (1st, 2nd, 3rd) has laid the foundation for the students entrusted to me to become life-long learners that will be well-prepared for not only educational progress and success, but successful citizenship, as well.

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Congratulations to West Elementary's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Geraldine Brown! Brown has been teaching 38 years. Currently, she teaches kindergarten.

Why do I teach?

I teach because of my passion and my unconditional love for children. Teaching gives me the opportunity to mold young minds and prepare them for their journey in school and for the future endeavors.

Teaching is an art that offer opportunities; moreover, it includes strategies on how to deal with life. I love my career of teaching because it is challenging and highly rewarding.

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