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JDC Teacher of the Year

Holley Cochran / The Prentiss Headlight—Teffeny Madison being presented Jefferson Davis County Teacher of the Year award by Superintendent Will Russell and Prentiss High Principal Pete Howell.

Holley Cochran / The Prentiss Headlight—Teffeny Madison being presented Jefferson Davis County Teacher of the Year award by Superintendent Will Russell and Prentiss High Principal Pete Howell.

Teffany Madison has been chosen as Jefferson Davis County Teacher of the Year. Ms. Madison lives in Silver Creek and teaches 7th & 8th grade sciences. She has been a teacher for seven years, two of those being in Jefferson Davis County.Each of the four county schools selects a Teacher of the Year. The district Teacher of the Year is then chosen from those four.

Madison was selected by the District-wide Teacher of the Year Committee consisting of retired educators, principals and city officials throughout  Jefferson Davis County.

Ms. Madison will now compete for the State Teacher of the Year Award to be decided upon sometime next month.

According to Prentiss High Principal Pete Howell, Ms. Madison was chosen among numerous deserving applicants as the “Best of the Best” from the Prentiss High faculty. “The selection process was rigorous and varied, thus giving those selected the most thorough vetting for the awards process,” he stated.

“Ms. Madison is a veteran teacher who shows enthusiasm, content knowledge, instructional skills, compassion, and dedication to the students under her care. She is usually the first on campus and the last to leave each day. Ms. Madison is also pursuing her administration certification and will one day

lead teachers with the same dedication to excellence as she shows at present. Ms. Madison’s class of 8th grade science MCT2 students had a 207 QDI score, the best singular score in Jefferson Davis County Schools. I am proud to call Ms. Madison, PHS Teacher of the Year,” he added.