Meridian Public Schools announces administrator, teacher of the year

Meridian Public School District's 2022-23 Administrator of the Year is Angela McQuarley and the...
Meridian Public School District's 2022-23 Administrator of the Year is Angela McQuarley and the 2022-23 Teacher of the Year is Fannetta Dancy-Crenshaw.(Meridian Public School District)
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 12:11 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Meridian Public School District announced its 2022-23 Administrator of the Year is Angela McQuarley and the 2022-23 Teacher of the Year is Fannetta Dancy-Crenshaw of TJ Harris Upper Elementary.

McQuarley, who is in her second year as principal at Meridian High School, has spent her entire career in the Meridian Public School District. Under her leadership and in collaboration with her teachers and the community, MHS moved to a “B rating” on the 2022 MDE Accountability Scores. She was an administrator at Parkview Elementary and Magnolia Middle School, where both schools received a successful rating under her leadership. McQuarley has served MPSD as a teacher assistant, classroom teacher, assistant principal and assistant CTE Director.

The MPSD Teacher of the Year is chosen from those who represent their schools as Teacher of the Year. In her fifth year as a teacher, Dancy-Crenshaw teaches fifth-grade science at TJ Harris Upper Elementary School. Dancy has a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Biology from the University of West Alabama and is completing her Master of Arts in Secondary Education from Mississippi State University.

“Mrs. Dancy-Crenshaw, as I said at the board meeting, is known by her principal at the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time),” said Dr. Carter. “She goes above and beyond to help her family, her students, and to assist her colleagues. She exemplifies the level of excellence that we all continue to be proud of in MPSD. Congratulations to all of our teachers of the year.”

The finalists were: Renata McNeil, Meridian High School; Dena Patterson, Ross Collins Career and Technical Center; Londyn Thomas, Marion Park; Kim Hill, Northwest Middle School; Kletina Campbell, Magnolia Middle School; Julie Wright, Crestwood Elementary School; Shannon Adams, Oakland Heights Elementary; Ashley Eades, Poplar Springs Elementary; Kentron Clayton, Parkview Elementary; Deborah McDade, TJ Harris Lower Elementary; Fannetta Dancy-Crenshaw, TJ Harris Upper Elementary and Sandra Lake, West Hills Elementary.

Renata McNeil, Meridian High School; Dena Patterson, Ross Collins Career and Technical Center;...
Renata McNeil, Meridian High School; Dena Patterson, Ross Collins Career and Technical Center; Londyn Thomas, Marion Park; Kim Hill, Northwest Middle School; Kletina Campbell, Magnolia Middle School; Julie Wright, Crestwood Elementary School; Shannon Adams, Oakland Heights Elementary; Ashley Eades, Poplar Springs Elementary; Kentron Clayton, Parkview Elementary; Deborah McDade, TJ Harris Lower Elementary; Fannetta Dancy-Crenshaw, TJ Harris Upper Elementary and Sandra Lake, West Hills Elementary.(Meridian Public School District)

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