Released June 20, 2002
21 teachers nominated for Mississippi Hall of Master
Teachers at MUW
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Excellence in teaching in the state's school system
have earned 21 teachers nominations into the 2002 Mississippi Hall of
Master Teachers established at Mississippi University for Women in 1991.
To date, 67 teachers, representing almost every university and college
in the state and some from other states, have been recognized for their
Teachers must have at least 15 years of teaching experience and seven
years of teaching in Mississippi kindergarten through 12th grade.
- Bonnie Andrews, home economics, science and family consumer sciences
teacher at Ocean Springs High School.
- Patricia L. Atkins, fourth grade teacher at East Corinth Elementary
- Jeanne Chandler, Discovery Science Lab teacher for second through
fourth grades at Beech Elementary School in Vicksburg.
- Dr. Paul Cuicchi, physics teacher at Starkville High School.
- Vondelle Fairbanks, first grade teacher at Bramlett Elementary
School in Oxford.
- Vicky F. Farrar, gifted education teacher at Thomas Street
Elementary in Tupelo.
- Frankie S. Germany, seventh grade reading teacher at Neshoba Central
Middle School in Philadelphia.
- Renee Easton Hill, biology and chemistry teacher at Ocean Springs
- Teresa Ladner, fourth grade teacher at Bayou View Elementary School
- Dr. Janet Littlejohn, sixth grade teacher and gifted education
teacher grades second through sixth at Demonstration School in
- Angela McDaniel, fifth grade science and social studies teacher at
Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex (APAC) in Jackson.
- Lynne Mize, music education teacher at Pierce Street Elementary
School in Tupelo.
- Sandra Murphy, fourth and fifth grades science teacher at Caledonia
- Eloise Nicholson, English and creative writing teacher at
Coffeeville High School.
- James T. Reed, history and geography teacher at Caledonia High
- Judith Reynolds, English and Spanish teacher at Clinton High School.
- Olivia Sansing, second grade teacher at Joe Cook Elementary School.
- Dr. Edna Waller, gifted education and fourth grade teacher at
Magnolia Park Elementary School in Ocean Springs.
- Judy S. Williams, theme coordinator for kindergarten through fourth
grade and character education director at Redwood Elementary School in
- Carol Wright, mathematics teacher at Weir Attendance Center.
- Mitzi Younger, self contained second grade teacher at New Hope
An in-state committee comprised of five members will evaluate the
nominees and select the finalists. An out-of-state committee will evaluate
the finalists and choose the 2002 inductees who will be announced to the
public at the Friday, Dec. 6 ceremony at MUW.
Teachers who are inducted have been judged on the basis of their
professional activities, educational leadership, contributions to
curriculum and course development, teaching philosophy and influence on
students and other teachers. Involvement in extracurricular activities
also is a part of the evaluation.