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Petal High School Teacher Named Mississippi's Teacher of the Year

Skye Morgan

April 1, 2022

PETAL, Miss. – Petal High School educator Skye Morgan, 11th grade U.S. History, has been named Mississippi’s 2022 Teacher of the Year by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and Office of Teaching and Leading. She was announced as the winner today at a ceremony in Jackson.

“I am beyond honored to serve as the Mississippi Teacher of the Year and excited to represent Mississippi on the national stage,” said Morgan. “I look forward to meeting and working with amazing educators within our state and across the nation.”

The Mississippi Teacher of the Year program recognizes exemplary teachers in the state who inspire students, demonstrate leadership both inside and outside the classroom, and serve as active members of the community. As State Teacher of the Year, Morgan will share her expertise through various presentations, professional development, and activities for the improvement of education. In addition, she will receive a $5,000 stipend and represent Mississippi in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

“We are so Panther Proud that Skye Morgan has been selected as the Mississippi Teacher of the Year,” said Dr. Matt Dillon, Petal School District superintendent. “Our district is fortunate to already have two teachers of the year for our state, and we are delighted to add Skye to that list. She is incredibly deserving of this honor and will represent our district and the State of Mississippi very well.”

Prior to today’s announcement, Morgan was named Teacher of the Year for Petal High School, Petal School District Teacher of the Year, and Congressional District 4 Teacher of the Year finalist, which included an intensive selection process.

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