MSU College of Education announces 2021 MACTE Award winners



Contact: Camille Carskadon

STARKVILLE, Mississippi — The Mississippi State College of Education announces new MSU alumni among this year’s recipients of the Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

“I would like to congratulate the college’s 2021 MACTE award winners. These exceptional educators are making a difference in the lives of students and families in Mississippi, ”said Dean Teresa Jayroe of MSU College of Education.

The winners include:

Savannah shows

Savannah shows, MACTE Outstanding Teacher Trainee Award. The recent MSU Primary Education graduate completed her teaching internship at Fifth Street School in the West Point Consolidated School District and now teaches English in a virtual academy.

Portrait of Hilute Hudson
Hilute Hudson

Hilute Hudson, MACTE Graduate Student Award in Outstanding Educational Leadership. Superintendent of education in the Kemper County School District, Hudson has consistently demonstrated innovation and leadership in his school district and during his graduate studies in the State of Mississippi.

Portrait of Mallory Carlisle
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Mallory carlisle, MACTE Award for Outstanding Educator. Carlisle is a 23-year-old veteran educator and MSU alumnus who teaches history in grade seven at the Partnership Middle School in the Starkville Oktibbeha County School District.

Portrait of Russell Keene
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Russell keene, MACTE Award for Exceptional Director. Principal of Southeast Lauderdale High School in the Lauderdale County School District, he has always provided excellent internships for future teachers and interns.

MACTE is a statewide organization affiliated with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Its members include departments and schools of regionally accredited Mississippi colleges and universities engaged in the preparation of professional school personnel. As a consortium of teacher training schools, MACTE is extremely interested in supporting and improving all aspects of education in Mississippi. Its members work cooperatively within the organization and with the Mississippi Department of Education and other education groups statewide.

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