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MCS Top Teacher & Staffers 2020-21
Meet the 2020-21 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
Superintendent 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. Heritage TOTY Savannah Higgins, who teared up upon learning coworkers selected her, was so overcome by surprise her students circled around her for a group hug.
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 Instriction Coordinator Melissa Mims. Principals and assistant principals also took part.
Here are the TOTY and SMOTY winners for 2020-21.
Nurse Bonnie Davis, Central Office SMOTY
Mechanic Jimmy Perdue, SMOTY Transportation
Bob Jones HS TOTY Kim Krome
Bob Jones HS SMOTY Martha Cox
Columbia Elementary TOTY Audra Loftin
Columbia Elementary SMOTY Charles DeMichelle
Discovery Middle TOTY Kelsey Cooper
Discovery Middle SMOTY Donna Henderson
Heritage Elementary TOTY Savannah Higgins
Heritage Elementary SMOTY Emry Bryan
Horiizon Elementary TOTY Bria Burnette
Horizon Elementary SMOTY Christy Aycock
James Clemens HS TOTY Kristen Steele
James Clemens HS SMOTY June Lawniczak
Liberty Middle TOTY Joseph Roberts
Liberty Middle SMOTY Benita Tunstill
Mill Creek Elementary TOTY Kiley Rikard
Mill Creek Elementary SMOTY Sebrena Barrow
Madison Elementary TOTY Chrissy Stegherr
Madison Elementary SMOTY Christopher Bolorin
Rainbow Elementary TOTY Tam Hoang
Rainbow Elementary SMOTY Gordon Wilkerson
West Madison Elem TOTY Allison Daugherty
West Madison Elem SMOTY Aimee Allen