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MCS Top Teacher & Staffers 2021-2022
Meet the 2021-2022 Teachers Of The Year (TOTY) and Staff Members Of The Year for Madison City Schools.
Winners were selected by their peers at each school and presented a $500 check by a prize patrol lead by Supt. Dr. Ed Nichols and top MCS admins.
The Central Office and Transportation Department also selected a Staff Member of the Year.
Recipients only learn of their selection when the prize patrol shows up in their workplace, often drawing cheers from students and co-workers.
Later in the summer at the back-to-school kickoff called Institute Day, winners of the District teacher and staff members were announced. District Teacher of the Year (elementary was Ms. Bonnie Howard at Madison Elementary. Secondary Teacher of the Year was Command Sgt. Ellis Clark of Bob Jones HS. District Staff Member of the Year was shop foreman Shannon Pease of the MCS Transportation Department. Each received a $5,000 check for their selection.
The Board of Education approved the TOTY and SMOTY awards as a way to recognize teachers and support personnel who are voted for by their peers for exemplary performance. Accompaning Dr. Nichols at each stop include Assistant Superintendent Eric Terrell, Chief Academic Officer Dr. Heather Donaldson, Chief Operating Officer John Jones, Secondary Instruction Coordinator Sharon Powell, and Elementary Instruction Coordinator Melissa Mims. Principals and assistant principals also took part.
Here are the TOTY and SMOTY winners for 2021-22
Misty Schikner, Central Office SMOTY
Shop foreman Shannon Pease, SMOTY Transportation
Bob Jones HS SMOTY Wanda Neilson
Bob Jones HS TOTY Command Sgt Ellis Clark
Columbia Elementary TOTY Julia Nagle
Columbia Elementary SMOTY Teashia Garth
Discovery Middle TOTY Jacqueline Willis
Discovery Middle SMOTY Kemi Loftin
Heritage Elementary TOTY Stacy Branson
Heritage Elementary SMOTY Kerry McMillen
Horizon Elementary TOTY Brittany Morris
Horizon Elementary SMOTY Joe Mitchell
James Clemens HS TOTY Sgt. Maj. Samuel McCray
James Clemens HS SMOTY Crystal Ward
Liberty Middle TOTY Sara DeYoung
Liberty Middle SMOTY Latoya Whitehorn
Mill Creek Elementary TOTY Suzanne Curry
Mill Creek Elementary SMOTY Allyson Willis
Madison Elementary TOTY Bonnie Howard
Madison Elementary SMOTY Kimberly Johnson
Midtown Elementary TOTY is Jennifer Corley
Brooke Jones is Midtown Elementary SMOTY
Rainbow Elementary TOTY Emily Craig
Rainbow Elementary SMOTY Jessica Foust