Recognizing Excellence in Teaching

2013 The Alan R. Barton Excellence in Teaching Award winners

Educational Research clearly documents that the quality of teaching is the most significant in-school determinant of student success. Students who have effective teachers make significant gains in learning; students who have ineffective teachers fail to make significant gains in learning. What teachers know and can do determines what children learn.

The prestigious Alan R. Barton Excellence in Teaching Awards are presented annually to six outstanding teachers in grades K-12 from schools in the Mississippi Power service area. Nomination information is mailed to principals in October and nominations, which are limited to one per school, are due December. Winners are announced in January. The award includes $3,000 for the teacher, and $3,000 to be used at the teacher's discretion for supplies, equipment, and/or professional development.

Suzanne Allmon
Suzanne Allmon
Oak Grove High School
Mary Moak
Mary Moak
Petal Upper Elementary School
David Perdue
David Perdue
George County High School
Gail Shemwell
Gail Shemwell
Vancleave Middle School
Toni Buchanan
Toni Buchanan
Clarkdale High School
Deborah Worrel
Deborah Worrel
St. Patrick Catholic High School