Collect as many box tops as you can and give them to your 1st block/ period teacher! The class with the most box tops will win a party!
All Box Tops should be turned in by October 9th!
Students in grades 1st - 6th who reach their AR goal by October 2nd will receive a pizza coupon for a FREE one topping personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut.
Gefredia Nash, a Durant Public School Middle School science teacher, was selected as 2015 Teacher of the Year for Durant Public School District, by administrators and colleagues. She is currently lead teacher; and has worked for the district for twelve years. She is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University. She is currently pursuing a Specialist degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Delta State University. She is the proud mother of four children.
The district’s Teacher of the Year is known for the unique and sometimes unconventional methods used to engage students. If you pass by Ms. Nash’s classroom, you might find her and the students singing the “Atoms” Family, constructing electrical power grids, acting out Newton’s Laws of Motion, making clay models of pathogens and 3-D models of cells, collecting and analyzing data using the school’s weather station, playing educational games, such as balancing chemical “egg” quotations, and many other fun engaging activities. Ms. Nash feels that engaging students in this way directly impacts students’ learning. Last year, ninety percent of Ms. Nash’s students scored proficient and advanced on the Mississippi Science Test.
Ms. Nash’s teaching philosophy is that students deserve the best education, regardless of ethnic background, socio- economic status, or location. And they can get the best education, if they have the best teachers to teach them.
She will be attending the 2015 Mississippi Teacher of the Year Banquet in April, as a nominee.